Perspective Plan 2016 - 2025
Sree Narayana Guru College, Chelannur has played a pivotal role in the crystallisation and actualisation of the higher education aspirations of the Chelannur locality, especially of the economically and socially marginalized community and the IQAC of the institution has ensured the momentum of quality consciousness. NAAC and UGC assign the responsibility on the IQAC for planning, guiding and monitoring Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Enhancement (QE) activities of the institution. In the preparation of the Perspective Plan, the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the college has taken initiatives to obtain feedback from all stakeholders viz, the management, Principal, the faculty, the administrative staff, students of the college, the Alumni Association of the college, and the parents. After thorough deliberation on stakeholders’ expectations, management policies, goals and objectives, the vision and the mission statement of our college IQAC has framed the milestones for future.
Institution at a Glance
Sree Narayana Guru College, Chelannur, is situated at the base of the towering Kalari Hills, in a quiet village about 14 kilometres from Kozhikode. The college has a lush green, serene and extensive campus of nearly 67 acres, beside the Kozhikode-Balussery road, blessed with the natural spring water in the south-east of the property. For more than four decades, the institution has been catering to the academic needs and aspirations of students, with focus on the economically backward and socially marginalized in Chelannur.
The foundation stone of the college building was laid in February1968 by Dr. T. Balakrishnan. The formal inauguration of the commencement of classes took place in June 1968 with Sri. R. Sankar, the Founder Secretary of the S.N. Trusts engaging the initial Pre-Degree class. In 1975, with the launching of under graduate courses in Botany and Commerce, the college was elevated to the status of a degree college. It became a venue for post graduate studies with the beginning of M.Com degree course in 1995 and MA (English) Degree course in 1999. Recently in 2021 the 4th PG course MSc Biology course with specialization Genetics, Biomechanics, Biomedicine, Genomics, and Green Biology was initiated. In March 2007, the college was accredited by the NAAC at the level of B+ grade and re- accredited by the NAAC at the level of B++ grade in October 2016.
At present, the college is one of the prestigious institutions of higher learning run by S.N. Trusts, Kollam. With Sri. Vellappally Natesan at the helm, the institution is managed by the executive committee of the S.N. Trusts. The Regional Development Committee, Calicut, assists the Trusts in the management and developmental activities of the college. The Principal is the ex-officio member of the Regional Development Committee.
Vision and Mission
- "Enlightenment and liberation through education"
- To promote tolerance, secularism, communal harmony and democratic spirit among the youth.
- To create morally responsible citizens.
- To expel the darkness of ignorance by lighting the lamp of wisdom.
- Annual updating of calendar and handbook.
- Five decades of excellent service providing altruistic discourses on higher education.
- Lucid mission, vision and objectives.
- Faculty representation in the University decision making bodies like Board of Studies.
- Highly qualified faculty.
- Job oriented training sessions and personality development classes.
- Value education classes conducted by the Guidance and Counselling Cell.
- Insightful mentoring system conducive for holistic development of students.
- A few smart classrooms.
- Inculcating social commitment in students through outreach and extension activities.
- NSS play a vital role in nurturing human values.
- Gender sensitive and empowering education supplemented by customized classes for slow and advanced learners increase their employability.
- Annual multidisciplinary seminar series and National Imago webinar series build a research culture in the campus among teachers and students while providing opportunity of exposure to eminent scholars in various fields.
- Vibrant student activities led by the college union and the continued involvement by the students in the institutional advancement through academic, intellectual and financial resource contribution as alumni.
- E-learning facility extended through online teaching, ICT enabled classrooms, computer lab, KOHA, INFLIBNET N-LIST consortium.
- E-Governance in admission, administration, finance and accounts through the implementation of Relent software from the year 2022.
- Various official bodies such as Complaints Committee against harassment of women, Internal Complains Committee, Grievance Redressal Cell and Anti Ragging Cell effectively functioning in the college with the mission of ensuring security of all students and empowerment of female students.
- Institutional feedback system: student evaluation of teachers, curriculum and programme, alumni feedback, parent’s feedback and self-appraisal by faculty.
- Annual departmental program of ICT enabled digital class room, ICTEDIS.
- Lack of financial support from the government for the maintenance and improvement of infrastructure.
- No overseas students.
- Insufficient ramps for physically challenged students.
- Absence of research department.
- Limited consultancy services.
- Disproportionate student-teacher ratio due to state higher education sector’s policy.
- Red tape in appointment and approval of government aided posts renders the appointment of non-teaching staff on permanent basis difficult, resulting in a shortage of permanent staff.
- Limited financial resources from UGC in catering to the growing academic and infrastructural needs so as to enhance the teaching-learning resources available to the teachers and students.
- Prospect to construct new buildings in the campus and strengthen infrastructural facilities of the institution giving ample space for centralized library, centralized computer laboratory, open air auditorium, and a technologically well-equipped seminar hall.
- NET/ Civil service coaching classes for the aspiring students of the institution.
- Research centres in PG Departments.
- Introducing PG programmes in Physics, Mathematics, Botany and Malayalam.
- More major and minor research projects and consultancy services to generate income.
- Faculty enhancement through exchange programmes.
- Scope for collaboration with other institutions of eminence and industries for interdisciplinary training/research activities.
- Scope to utilize the academic, intellectual, social and financial resources of alumni for the educational benefit of students, augmentation of infrastructural facilities, generation of institutional endowment funds as well as to strengthen the social milieu of the institution.
- Scope to realize the financial potential of organic farming through sale of organic vegetables and fruits in local markets.
- Use of online facility for conducting certificate/diploma programmes.
- Ample land for infrastructure furtherance.
- Suspension of classes multiple times during a semester for Centralised Valuation Camps by the order of University of Calicut hinders systematic teaching-learning due to shortage of teaching hours.
- Loss of working days due to the rising number of distance education exams adversely affects the teaching-learning process.
- Delay in completing admission process due to the centralized admission process of the university.
- To improve the technological knowledge and access amongst students, who hail from rural areas.
- Limited infrastructure development due to financial constraint.
NAAC Second Cycle Recommendation
- Collaboration efforts to be made.
- Laboratory facilities need upgradation in all science departments.
- Library is housed in 400.58 sq meter space with a limited seating capacity of 45 students.
- Two desktops provided for OPAC facility.
- Computer facility and laptops
- Wi-Fi Not available.
- Periodical training programs for faculty to be provided.
- Green audit to be carried.
- Limited range of academic programs.
- Acute shortage of facilities for sports and extracurricular activities like playground, auditorium, seminar hall.
- Sharing most part of the infrastructure facilities with sister colleges in the campus.
- Filling up vacant faculty and non-teaching staff.
Policy Frameworks Established and Implemented in the College
- Enlightenment through education
- Women empowerment
- Environmental protection and green campus
- Guidance and counselling
- Cop-up with rural and urban society
- Grievance redressal system
- Financial assistance to teachers for professional development
- Inculcate moral values
Aims and Objectives
- To exhibit a sustained quality system embedded with a conscious, consistent and programmed action.
- To empower students to become a beneficial resource for the society.
- To create an enabling academic environment for students with sincerity, discipline and commitment.
- To be competent in a digital world.
- To create a brand imprint of the institution at national level.
- To provide student-centric teaching learning processes.
- To make the students experts in various disciplines.
- To develop a comprehensive system of student mentoring and student support.
- To ensure opportunities for participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities along with curricular activities.
- To help students to become self-sufficient and inculcate leadership quality in them.
- To strengthen placement and counselling activities.
- Enhancement of physical infrastructure with the aid of management.
- ICT enabled teaching, learning, research and administration.
- To empower faculty about the emerging trend in their profession for academic advancement.
This perspective plan has been developed on the basis of seven criteria put forward by National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
I. Curricular Aspects
- Curriculum Design and Development
Curriculum of affiliated colleges are designed and developed by the University of Calicut with the participation of academicians, experts and teachers from various colleges. The institution plans to ensure increased participation of teachers from this institution in this regard.
2. Curricular Planning and Implementation
- Appointment of qualified teachers
- Well qualified and experienced teachers to be appointed against all sanctioned posts through rigorous process of interview and demo lectures as per the UGC norms.
- The work culture and professional environment of the college to be familiarized to new entrants through induction meeting with Principal.
- Conduct of the periodic academic audits
- The college is to conduct periodic audits of and maintenance of proper documentation for NAAC accreditation.
- Academic audit reports are to be uploaded in the college website for the knowledge of all the stakeholders.
- Strengthening of existing programmes
- To increase student strength and proportionate infrastructural facilities by introducing additional divisions.
- Introduction of new programmes.
- Introduction of add-on courses and certificate courses to the students to provide academic flexibility.
- Development of linkages
- With a view to execute curriculum effectively, the college will develop the linkages with national and international academic institutions.
- To collaborate with premier institutes in India to promote student exchange programs.
- Sensitization of course content and curriculum update.
- Teaching faculty who are members of various boards of studies under the University of Calicut are actively involved in the preparation and revision of the syllabi of various subjects taught under the UG and PG programmes of the University. Such faculty collects recommendations for additions, deletion or substitutions in the syllabus from the other members of the teaching fraternity of the college, prior to the meetings convened by the academic bodies of the university.
- Academic flexibility
- The college will ensure competence enhancing curricular strategies by initiating specialised, comprehensive, well designed curriculum which promotes the excellence, value addition and contextual relevance by providing utility, access, relevance, service and preservation and promotion of heritage.
- The college will continue to offer additional Scholar Support Programmes, Walk With Scholar programmes, certificate programmes and remedial programmes.
- Feedback system on curriculum
- The college will continue a mechanism to obtain the feedback on curriculum, its scientific, systematic analysis and interpretation and will enhance this for effective communication to concerned authorities / board of studies for revision and restructuring of curriculum.
II. Teaching, Learning and Evaluation Process
- Beginning from admission process
- The college follows a well-defined, transparent admission process based on merit coupled with reservation policy and other regulations put forward by University and will continue the same process in future too.
- Monitoring of teaching-learning process
- Immediately after the admission, the students will be evaluated on the basis of their previous academic record and learner friendly strategies shall be employed to cater to the needs of advanced and slow learners.
- Student- centric teaching system is to be emphasized.
- Introduction of job oriented programmes
- In collaboration with industrial partners and business processing organisations, the college aims to introduce innovative job oriented courses and advanced certificate programmes.
- Proposals to introduce post graduate courses in arts and science.
- Programmes which have job prospects should be identified and applications should be submitted to University for granting such new generation programmes.
- Attendance regularity of students
- In order to minimize attendance shortage; effective strategies should be employed to inform students and parents on time.
- Special counselling for defaulter students along with their parents will be undertaken well in advance to avoid the possibility of drop out.
- Recognition of merits
- Academic performance of students and achievements of faculty shall be recognized by organizing felicitation ceremony in connection with seminar series.
- Alumni shall be approached to enhance the existing number of endowment prizes along with PTA.
- Policies to cater to diverse academic needs of students
- The system of remedial classes for educationally disadvantaged students should be strengthened.
- Advanced learners should be catered to with exposure to emerging trends in knowledge, attitude and skill.
- Expert lectures of guest faculty from various industry linkages will be organized to broaden the knowledge horizon of learners.
- Students will be encouraged to undertake socially responsible activities to make an impact on the students as well as to the society.
- Access to information
- Dissemination boards at prominent places.
- Students will be encouraged to utilise learning resources in the library.
- College will continue to provide easy access to daily newspapers, journals, periodicals and internet in the library and reading halls.
- Information provided through social media.
- The college will subscribe additional journals, e-journals, periodicals and web portals for enriching the reading resources.
- Make available a centralised library.
- Discipline in teaching-learning process
- Departments shall follow the university academic calendar in carrying out academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
- The academic work including lectures, practical, tutorials, etc. shall be allocated as per the norms and decisions taken in departmental meetings.
- Individual time table of the faculty for the coming year is to be pre-planned to enable the faculty to prepare for new topics and lecture plans during vacation.
- Extensive Use of ICT in Teaching
- The faculty will be promoted to use various e-teaching techniques and aids.
- The college will continue to ensure intensive use of innovative teaching and learning resources like LCD projectors for power point presentations, interactive boards, interactive language laboratory, computing laboratory etc.
- Organise seminar series based on ICT enabled method.
- Motivation for research among teachers and students
- The institution shall motivate teachers and students to undertake research activities such as preparation of projects, publication of research papers in reputed journals, and participation and presentation of the research papers in seminars / workshops /conferences.
- The college shall continue to provide financial assistance to teachers presenting papers in regional and national conferences and workshops, as per the policies of the institution.
- Seed money and sponsorship to attend international conferences in foreign countries for rendering paper presentations has to be provided to deserving faculty members under the auspices of the management.
- Feedback system for evaluation of teachers by students
- IQAC shall monitor the evaluation of teachers by students by distributing questionnaire, so as to develop a mindset among faculty towards accountability, confidence, readiness to receive criticism, openness, sense of introspection and implementation of strategies, to improve their performance in teaching.
- Review of feedback of students’ evaluation of teachers will be meticulously done and suggestions will be given to the teachers for their improvement.
III. Research Innovations and Extension
- The college shall conduct regular meetings of the research committee to identify the research potential, to promote the research and to prepare the research proposals.
- The college will make continuous efforts to obtain research grants from funding agencies such as UGC, ICSSR, BSR etc.
- The college will continue to organize the workshops / seminars / training programmes for preparation of proposals for minor and major research projects.
- Academic infrastructure such as instruments, laboratories, ICT facility, library, INFLIBNET and other requirements shall be strengthened for maintenance of quality.
- The college will continue to make an effort to promote research association with universities, industries and institutions.
- The college will continue to recognize and appreciate the teachers on successful completion of research projects, research degree programmes and research publications and they shall be honoured during Merit Day function.
- The college will continue to recognize and appreciate the students who achieve meritorious places at District, University, State and National level research competitions/research activities.
- The college will continue to depute teachers for research, seminars/workshops and training.
- The college will promote faculty to submit proposal for research grants from UGC, University etc.
- Action will be taken for establishment of Research centres in PG Department and shall be given special assistance for the welfare of research scholars and research promotion activities.
- The college will explore options to provide consultancy services to public and corporate institutions, and research scholars.
- Faculty engaging in consultancy services shall be given assistance and support by the institution.
- The college will continue to strengthen NSS units and shall promote programme officers, student volunteers and members to carry out maximum community service activities.
- Blood donation camp will be conducted every year.
- Institution shall explore the possibilities to extend library facility to alumni as well as to needy students of the nearby areas.
- Innovative outreach programmes organized by different departments will continue in future with involvement of students.
- Awareness programmes on health, hygiene and personal sanitation, electrical safety, soil testing, environment cleanliness campaign, energy and environmental conservation campaign and tree plantation at the adopted village will be continued under the auspices of NSS.
- All departments will conduct Arts and Science exhibition programmes for students of the nearby institutions.
IV. Infrastructure and Learning Resources
Perspective plan, in this regard, will be focusing on continuous improvement, augmentation, optimum utilization and time-bound enhancement of infrastructure and learning resources.
The efforts and practices of the institution in this respect will be to ensure the following aspects:
- Adequate number of well-equipped computer labs.
- Centralized library with user friendly e-resources and services.
- Fully equipped auditorium with audio visual facilities.
- Quality furniture in class rooms.
- Departmental rooms for faculty with functioning computers and internet facilities.
- Environment friendly initiatives such as rainwater harvesting and ground water recharging to ensure smooth and continuous water supply.
- Safe drinking water facility in every floor with coolers and water purifiers.
- Adequate number of toilet blocks for students.
- Well-furnished seminar hall.
- Fully automated administrative office facilitating e-governance.
- Spacious, well furnished, well ventilated and pocket friendly canteen.
- Modernized language laboratory.
- Maintenance and cleanliness of infrastructure.
- Uninterrupted supply of power with separate panels in every floor coupled with generator facility.
- Reduction in electricity bills through the use of LED bulbs and solar panels.
- Well secured fire extinguisher with gas and water facilities in strategic places.
- Effective internal communication through official channels.
- Complete automation of library services.
- Computers at laboratories, offices, library and departments with LAN.
- Efforts to obtain grants for infrastructure development and modernization, from UGC and other external agencies.
V. Student Support and Progression
- Regular conduct of remedial classes for slow learners.
- Invited talks and extra learning materials for advanced learners.
- Effective implementation of Scholar Support Programme and Walk with a Scholar programme for the academic welfare of student community.
- Encouragement from teachers towards extra-curricular activities of students especially regarding participation in youth festivals and inter-collegiate arts festivals.
- Introduce measures to increase the popularity of other sports and games, in the campus, along with Volley Ball and Kalarippayattu.
- Recognition of merit in curricular and co-curricular activities during Merit Day function.
- Awarding of cash prizes, mementos and appreciation certificates and enlisting of the achievers in the institutional name board of achievers in case of University rank holders and sports students with achievements at national and international level.
- E-learning facilities at language laboratories, computer laboratories and library.
- Facilitation of endowment awards and scholarships for meritorious discerning students.
- Special assistance and facilities for students under Divyangjan category.
- Effectively functioning Career Development Cell, Entrepreneurship Development Club and Placement Assistance Cell for promoting employment opportunities of outgoing students.
- Alumni engagement in institutional activities, especially in academic, infrastructural and public relation spheres.
VI. Governance, Leadership and Management
- Institutional Vision and Leadership
- Effective dissemination regarding vision and mission of the institution through electronic and print media and display boards in strategic locations of the campus.
- Democratic and participatory management will be the upheld slogan of the institution.
- Strategies for Development and Deployment
- Decentralized administrative mechanism with accountability.
- Participatory functioning of the institution involving all staff members.
- Distribution of responsibilities equitably as per individual capabilities.
- Entrusting of statutory and non-statutory committees with clearly defined roles, responsibilities and objectives.
- Efficient Students’ Council and Students’ Grievance Cell, Students’ Welfare Committee, Women’s Cell, Anti Ragging Committee etc. having wide representation of staff and students in decision making, execution of policies and in growth prospects of the college.
- Strategies for the Empowerment of Faculty and Staff
- Strategic policy and time bound implementation plans for filling the vacancies with qualified faculty and staff as and when vacancy arises.
- Periodic conduct of Staff Development Programme and training sessions.
- Impetus to attend orientation/refresher courses in a time bound manner which shall facilitate promotions.
- Encouragement to teaching faculty for rendering paper presentations in seminar and conferences by granting financial assistance to deserving candidates.
- Encouraging faculty to avail FDP facility of UGC to do PhD programmes.
- Entrusting IQAC to record annual performance appraisal of faculty and staff and generate confidential reports in a comprehensive and effective manner as per API which shall be submitted to institutional authority for necessary intervention.
- Maintaining good rapport with University, Directorate of Collegiate Education (DCE) and Sree Narayana Trusts ensuring smooth functioning of the college.
- Developing team building initiatives and good interpersonal relations through organising staff tours and staff cultural programs.
- Liberty to use innovative ideas in teaching-learning methodology.
- Promoting an integrated environment for academic and administrative activities.
- Financial Management and Resource Mobilization Strategies
- Annual budget allocation focussing on growth and development of the institution.
- Financial freedom in utilization of funds in the most desirable manner for the purpose for which they are allocated in the budget.
- Effective internal control, compliance monitoring mechanism, periodic internal audit and timely statutory audit of the accounts.
- Continuous efforts to obtain development grants from funding agencies such as UGC, ICSSR, State Government, University etc.
- Reserve fund/ corpus to be maintained appropriately as per norms.
- Fund mobilization through PTA, Alumni contributions and generous donations from well-wishers; effective utilization of available funds subjected to annual audit.
VII. Innovations and Best Practices
- Environment Consciousness and Gender Sensitization
- Tireless efforts to ensure plastic free campus and awareness sessions among students and teachers regarding the implementation of green protocol.
- Energy conservation through usage of LED lights and five star energy rating electrical appliances.
- Generation of electricity through installation of solar panels
- Regular conduct of environment, energy and green audit.
- Analysis of audit reports and devising intervention strategies in areas with scope for improvement.
- Promotion of eco-friendly campus and efforts towards paperless administration.
- Implementation and continued practice of rain water harvesting and groundwater recharging.
- Installation of incinerator for waste disposal in a hygienic and environment friendly manner.
- Installation of separate waste bins for organic and inorganic waste.
- Regular maintenance of medicinal garden and star tree grove.
- Organising gender awareness programmes and sessions on gender sensitivity.
- Invited talks on the societal issues such as sexual harassment, domestic violence, eve teasing, and dowry practices.
- Providing legal information on laws for protection of women.
- Exhibiting institutional redressal mechanisms in display boards through Internal Complaints Committee, Grievance Redressal Cell and Anti ragging Cell.
- The college will encourage innovative practices in the field of teaching-learning strategies.
- Start-up programmes conducive to income generation, institutional development and strengthening of entrepreneurship skills of students shall be encouraged to the maximum providing necessary assistance and support.
- Best Practices
- Seminar Series shall continue to enrich the academic and research experience of students and teachers, facilitating the visit of dignitaries and eminent personalities thereby instilling scientific rigor, research aptitude and inspiration in younger generation bringing glory to the institution.
- Upholding the preaching of our venerable sage Sree Narayana Guru, the institution shall do its level best to protect the needs of the socially and economically vulnerable sections of the society through effective implementation of the activities of Sree Narayana Study circle.
- Following the great words of Sree Narayana Guru, the institution values and considers agriculture as the backbone of humankind. The institution shall make relentless efforts in fructifying the project of organic farming; ensuring active participation from students, teachers and non-teaching staff through NSS and the Seed Club.
Prof.(Dr). Kumar SP