History

History

HISTORY OF OUR COLLEGE

       NAGAMALAI NAVARASAM EDUCATIONAL TRUST- a rural voluntary service organization authenticated by 30 members of the rural and environs villages on 4th December 1992 with a rock-ribbed vehemence for eliciting vigilance among the rural mass in all view point, launched a co-educational Institution by the epithet Nagamalai Navarasam Arts & Science College in June 1994 and it has been transformed into a women’s college by the name NAVARASAM ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE FOR WOMEN in 1997.

 

       Navarasam Arts and Science College for Women is a model, reputed and exemplary institution for promoting education and empowerment for rural women students and has completed 23 years by fulfilling the aim and goal of the institution. 30 dedicated and service oriented members have scarified their lives for the cause and services of imparting educational values to the women students. They are dynamic personalities, eminent and efficient educationalist. They extend their fullest help and support for the growth of institution from its inception.

 

VISION

Promoting rural women empowerment and elevating the community.

 

MISSION

•    To develop potential academic excellence and quality education.

•    To create and promote career opportunities for students.

•    To inculcate awareness and self reliance among rural and weaker sections.

•    To promote cultural and spiritual enrichment and create socially responsible citizens.

•    To provide livelihood atmosphere with modern technological infrastructure.

 

       The institution always considers to help and support the poor students by creating new innovative methodology in teaching / learning process. Also the college has offered fees concession and scholarship to the economically poor students, SC/ ST and under privileged students. So the university has awarded “Best College Award” for offering more concession to poor students. The institution is endeavoring uphill to render its objectives into a tangible reality. The quality education of our institution reaches even to the children of the illiterate agricultural labourers.

 

       The College has been marching forward triumphantly in the field of higher education. The college comprises students from all over Tamil Nadu as well as Kerala. The College motto is “MEI PORUL KANPATHU ARIVU” from Thirukural . It mainly focuses on the overall development of each student in terms of studies, sports, Co-curricular activities and social services.

 

       Our renowned college offers 14 UG courses, 11 PG courses, 7 M.Phil and 2 Ph.D programmes. The College was initiated with the strength of 50 students and at present it has been topped with 2800 students and 115 faculty members with efforts and sustained educational marks towards achieving goal by devoted and dedicated service of management and faculty.

 

       The college has setup commodious and well designed physical facilities with the area of 16.2 acres. It comprises of well-furnished pukka RC building that includes voluminous class rooms, well equipped Laboratories and air conditioned computer centre with 645 computers.The internet digitalized library containing many reference books, magazines and journals with INFILBNET and DELNET resource.

 

       The precious education proffered by our institution has paved way to achieve 50 gold medals and 424 university ranks so far. To exhibit our competency, our college has awarded UG, PG degrees for 10360 graduates and M.Phil degree for 814 scholars which are the great achievements of our institution.So far 13 graduation day was conducted and awarded totally 11,174 degrees.

 

       The aim of our institution is to create potential academic excellence and quality education and to promote career opportunities for students. Further, it inculcates awareness and self-reliance among rural and weaker sections. It also promotes cultural, spiritual enrichment and creates socially responsible citizens. The institution provides livelihood atmosphere with modern technological infrastructure.

 

       The salient root for the progress of our institution is that the seed of Navarasam has now wide spread its branches. This evolution is mainly due to the overturning of good higher education with social responsibilities. The cardinal objective of the institution is to create good citizens with social, economical and potential responsibilities. The hallmark of the institution is to educate the whole family by educating women. It also attempts strenuously for the empowerment of women folk. With in the short span of two decades the college has procured a reputation in a full-fledged way. It becomes the competent educational institution.

 

       Our reputed college has been marching forward triumphantly with the vision of “Promoting rural women empowerment and elevating the community”.

 

       A Separate block has been constructed with the area of  2.5 acres exclusively for M.C.A. course. We got recognition of 2F, 12B by UGC New Delhi. Our college was recognized and accredited with “B” Grade by “NAAC”(accreditation).

 

       The IQAC is the central unit for the proper functioning of the institution. The IQAC functions actively to enhance and sustain the quality in all the spheres. It conducts regular meeting with all stake holders. So far 84 meetings have been conducted with staff, students, Non teaching staff, PTA, Alumni and industrialist.

 

       The IQAC organized a National level seminar on 30th July, 2016 to acquire knowledge in quality assurance through the guest speakers and experts Dr.M.G.Sethuraman, Head, Department of Chemistry, Director of IQAC, Gandhigram University, Dindugul, Dr.B.Vanitha Head i/c, Department of Econometrics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and Dr.A.Vijayakumar Associate professor of Commerce, Erode Arts College, Erode.

 

       The Academic audit committee comprising of the Principal, 5 HODs and 1 senior faculty member of the college evaluates the performance of the departments.

 

       The institution has conducted 10 national, 03 international seminar and 216 conferences, and workshops altogether for the past years. More than Rs 1.5 Lakhs was spent by the management for organizing seminars, conferences, workshops etc of all departments. The faculty members have participated in more than 393 National level seminars, conferences, workshops and 356 papers have been presented by the faculty members in National / International level seminars.

 

       The use of ICT tools in education and training has become part and parcel of the Teaching learning process. The institution adopts ICT enabled teaching learning process through the LCD and OHP projectors which are provided in all class rooms of all departments.

 

       All the departments of the institution have internet facility and Wi-fi connectivity inside the campus.

 

       The English communication lab has been established with 60 computers in the year 2014. Communicative English classes are conducted with the benefit of English language lab to develop the communication skill of the students.

 

       Nearly 4,542 students are benefited by the communication classes and so far 3,671 students are benefited in the English Language lab.

 

       Bridge courses are conducted for newly admitted students to have knowledge of selected subjects. Remedial classes are conducted every year for the slow learners to enhance themselves in their studies. More than 350 students are benefited and passed so far.

 

       Every year Faculty Development Programme, Orientation Programme, Professional Development Programme, Human Resource Management Programme, Refresher Courses for all staff members are conducted for the enhancement of the Faculty members.

 

       The college has 4 unique NSS units which comprises 400 volunteer students YRC, RRC and Rotaract club to develop their personality and social responsibility through community service. They also engage in village adoption and school adoption schemes and they conduct various awareness programmes, rallies, health camps and also provide financial help to the poor school students. The college has organized 23 community outreach programmes so far.

 

       So far 101 events have been conducted by NSS, YRC and Rs.4,85,239 has been spent for extension activities for the past five years.

 

       Best NSS Programme Award in 2012 and Best NSS Volunteers Award have been given to the NSS unit of the institution.

 

       The management encourages sports activities by offering sum of Rs.14,31,375 as concession for sports students of the college. The Department of physical education has conducted 95 sports events inside and outside of the campus.4 acres are allotted for sports activities also it is equipped with indoor and outdoor play equipment.

 

       The college also promotes to develop the cultural activities of the students and the college has offered Rs. 2,40,000 for the conduction of cultural events. Students have participated in 58 cultural events conducted inside and outside of the campus.

 

       The institution has provided well furnished infrastructure facilities with 83 class rooms, 9 well equipped science laboratories. More than 645 computers are installed in computer labs and other labs with latest configuration.

 

       Computerized Academic Management Processing Expert System software with the cost of Rs.20,000 has been installed in the college office for office automation.

 

       A special net-lab has been provided for the students and faculty members for the free access of internet. For the past five years the management has spent Rs.6,75,596 for the browsing lab.

 

       The separate block is allotted for the college library which is digitalized with INFLIBNET and DELNET resources. The library consists of 29882 books, 80 National, 10 International journals, 37 magazines, more than 80,000 data e-books. The facility of accessing more than 30,000 journal from INFLIBNET and more than 30,000 journals from DELNET is made.

 

       Spacious auditorium with 2500 seating capacity and modernized conference hall with the seating capacity of 1500 students with audio visual aids are established.

 

       The institution has constructed hostel with well furnished 101 rooms with total strength of 450 students

 

       Facilities like canteen, stationery store, guest house, IQAC office and sports room are available inside the college campus.

 

       The institution has established RO water facility for college and hostel for purified drinking water.

 

       The college has 28 buses for transport facility of students to the far off places and also for the faculty members for free of cost.

 

       3 generators with 300 KV are installed for uninterrupted power supply and 6 bore wells are available for water supply in the college and hostel.

 

       MOU are signed with Infosys, TCS, EDISSIA, Avathar academy and DELNET to create a legally enforceable agreement for the benefit of the student.

 

       The college has offered 1,50,67,715 as Scholarship and fees concession for 2,889 economically poor, underprivileged, disabled and merit students for the past five years.

 

       The college also rendered its service for helping 579 students to avail 59,31,800 as scholarship from private sector and 1793 students to avail Rs.1,23,01,950 for SC / ST scholarship from state government.

 

       The total fund of Rs.29 Lakhs granted by the UGC, New Delhi for conducting 13 value add-on courses. 2101 students in certificate, 1243 students in diploma and 789 students in advanced diploma courses have been benefited.

 

       10 Lakhs has been sanctioned for post graduate courses under Basic Science Research (BSR) by UGC.

 

       The UGC has granted 3 Lakhs for the establishment of Gymnasium. Rs.1.50 Lakhs for Net lab and Rs.6 Lakhs for the Botanical garden.

 

       12 different department certificate courses have been designed and conducted by all departments apart from the regular curriculum to improve the knowledge of curriculum. 555 students have been admitted in these certificate courses.

 

       The Bharathiar university has approved CPP centre in the college in the year 2008. So far 62 students of regular courses have obtained twining / dual degree and 1456 students have obtained UG and PG degrees in various disciplines through the CPP centre of the college. Nearly 1500 students are studying in this academic year.

 

       The Entrepreneurial cell of the college with club activities helps the students to know the economic development and the right type of manpower in the society. It also helps them to know the self-help employment opportunities such as Tailoring, Jewelry making, Beautification, toys making, cookery etc.

 

       The placement cell of the college guides the students on career opportunities. The cell provides coaching and training every week to the students by inviting external experts and resource persons from various companies, institution and government organizations.

 

       For the past five years 73 placement training and coaching programmes have been conducted. So far 893 students have been placed in various sectors.

 

       The women counseling cell of the institution functions to resolve all the personal problems, security issues by keeping a close watch and giving parental guidance to the girl students regularly. So far 130 students have been participated in the women counseling cell for representing and solved their problems.

 

       The grievance redressal cell of the college attempts to address genuine grievances and complaints of students and express their academic, infrastructural grievances and interact with students every week.So far 63 grievances from various departments are represented and rectified by the grievance redressal cell.

 

       Feedback system implemented in the college and this system also helps the students to express their ideas, suggestions and grievances. The suggestions obtained from feedback of the students are considered and implemented for the satisfaction of the students.

 

       The Alumni association of the institution supports for students and build an unforgettable institute experience. The Alumni association has rendered financial help of Rs 1, 33,300 for 143 students.

 

       To ensure better interaction between parents and teachers, the PTA of college conducts periodical meetings with management, staff and students. PTA has given Rs 1,90,000 for 115 poor students and development of the institution.

 

       The Bharathiar University has awarded “Best Self Financing College Award” for the more fees concession to students by appraising the self-less service of the institution.

 

       To improve the spiritual practice, morning assembly is practiced in which Thirukkural, thought for the day, imparting of moral values and academic information are done.

 

       The college conducts various competitions through Tamil and English Literary associations like essay, story writing, poem recitation and debate.

 

       The Department of Tamil publishes annual magazine in the name of “Kurinchi Ithal”.

 

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