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      Krishna Menon Memorial Govt. Women’s College is named after the renowned statesman Sri. V.K Krishna Menon, the former Defence Minister of India. It is an institution of higher education situated in the ancient town of Kannur which is the home of looms and lores. It is affiliated to Kannur University and is proud to be the only Government Women’s college in Malabar. The college is the realization of the long cherished dream of the service minded citizens of Kannur. On 16 August 1975, the college was formally inaugurated by Sri. Chakkeeri Ahamed Kutty, the then Minister for Education.


IQAC REPORT 2005-2006


New Courses
It has been decided to approach the University and the Government to get new courses at the UG and PG level sanctioned.

Research Projects
Steps have been taken to get research projects from UGC sanctioned. Those teachers who possess doctoral degrees were especially motivated to get engaged in Post Doctoral research and/or collaborative research programs.
Faculty Improvement

Efforts were taken to motivate teachers to undergo Faculty Improvement Program. They were encouraged to complete their Research Program by sending them on deputation. Many of them were sent to undergo Orientation Programs and Refresher Courses.
Teaching Methods

Keeping in mind the advances made in Science and Technology, initiatives have been taken to encourage teachers to extensively use Audio-Visual aids in teaching. Teachers were given orientation in use of online educational materials and to use projection software like Microsoft PowerPoint.
Laboratory Upgradation
Steps have been taken to get the laboratories upgraded. Science Laboratories are being made robust with chemicals and needed materials. Efforts have been made to establish Language Laboratories to equip students to communicate fluently in accent neutral English. Also efforts have been made to link the computer lab with EDUSAT.
Seminars/Workshops
It has been proposed to organize a number of seminars and workshops with the financial assistance from the Government of Kerala and UGC. Seminars would be conducted at both the National and Regional level.
Student Assessment of Teachers
As assessment of teachers by students is as important as assessment of students by teachers steps would be taken to get the teachers assessed by students.
Career Development

There is an effective Career Guidance Cell functioning in the college. Contacts have been made with different companies and a few of them have been to the campus for recruitment of students.
Health Enhancement

Ample care has been taken to ensure that the students of the college remain medically fit. Several awareness programs have been organized in the college. Steps are being taken to organize more such programs.
Extension Service
Very effective extension services are being organized by the college under the initiative of various departments and National Service Scheme (NSS).
Infrastructure Development
Serious efforts have been made to improve the infrastructure of the college. Chemistry Lab was established with essential equipments and it is one of the best laboratories under Kannur University. Various proposals like Women’s Hostel are pending with the UGC and the government.
Co-curricular Activities
Co-curricular activities have always received great attention in the college. Students have been actively participating in the arts festival organized by the University. The PTA of the college takes special care to extend financial support to those students who excel in extracurricular activities.
In sum, the college remains as a very popular institution of higher education consistently making credential achievements in both curricular and co-curricular activities. The college caters to the needs of a large section of students especially from marginalized and other socially and economically backward groups. Since, it is a Women’s College, the empowerment of girl students is given top priority.

ACTIVITIES
Activities reflecting the goals and objectives of the institution
The vision of the college is the education and empowerment of young women for their transformation into efficient leaders and responsible citizens. The vision recognizes the fact that the success of an institution at all times lies in the values imparted, curriculum transacted and adaptability of the curriculum to innovation and the needs of the community. The objective of the college is to provide education to girl students belonging to socially economically and educationally backward classes who were denied higher education on account of inaccessibility and incapability. The institution considers the education of girls belonging to low and mediocre socio economic levels as its prime concern. Their education is undertaken with the sincere expectations that it will make them capable of giving help to their family, neighbourhood and the society at large and they may become confident in their work of nation building. The mission of this institution is to produce intellectually enlightened, emotionally balanced morally upright and socially committed young women who will be the agents of social transformation in India.
New Academic programmes initiated in UG/PG course
Proposals have been submitted for new courses in MA Development Economics, B.Com and BA in Music. P.G. Course in English Language and Literature was sanctioned in August 2005.

Innovations in curricular design and transaction
Members of Board of Studies and Faculties from the college have actively participated in the revision of syllabi and change of special elective papers in UG level in various courses of Kannur University. Audio Visual systems, document camera and IT based teaching and learning has been introduced in different departments.
Examination reforms
The college follows various reforms introduced by the university from time to time in the conduct of examinations.
Candidates qualified NET/SLET/GATE etc:
A few students from different departments qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) and the State Level Eligibility test (SLET) during the year. (Details in Annexure I)
Initiative towards Faculty Development Program (FDP)
Teachers from different departments were encouraged to undertake research programs (Details in Annexure 2). Dr.S.M Abdul Khader of the Department of Economics presented a paper at the National Seminar on Ecotourism and Economic Overview organized by St.Pius X College, Rajapuram.
Seminars/Workshops organized
Various departments organized National as well as Regional Seminars during the year. (Details in Annexure 3)

Details of research scholars
Sri.K.K Somasekharan and Sri.C.M Thomas of the Department of Economics have registered for PhD.
Honours/Awards to the faculty/Membership in Academic Bodies
Two senior members of the Department of Economics, Smt. T. Ramadevi and Sri. S.M. Abdul Khader were awarded PhD. Many faculty members are acting as the Chairmen and members in the under graduate Board of Studies in the Kannur University (Annexure-4).
Publications and Research Projects
Dr. S.M Abdul Khader co-authored a paper titled “Investment Climate for FDI Flows: The Experiences of China and India” and Dr.K.P Asha, Reader in English, submitted a Major Research Project titled “Trajectories of Feminine Consciousness: A Non-Canonical Reading”.
Internal resources generated
The Parent Teachers Association generated Rs 300000/- as subscriptions and donations during the period. Funds were also generated through College development Council and other funding agencies. The department of History was able to mobilize resources from voluntary organizations like A C Kannan Nair Study Centre to organize academic programs.
Community Services
The History Department conducted a study on the life and works of Kunhakkamma, a woman freedom fighter of Kannur district. It was recognized by Kerala Council for Historical Research. The English Department engaged classes on the basic concepts of English Phonology to the students of Chirrakkal Raja’s Primary School.
Teachers and office staff newly recruited
Two teachers who have been newly appointed by Public Service Commission joined the college during the year. (Annexure-5)
Teaching-Non teaching staff ratio
The Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff ratio is 2: 1.
Improvements in library services
The General library purchased books and subscribed to various journals and periodicals during this period. The Department Libraries function on all working days and offer exemplary service to both teachers and students.
Amount spent on books
An amount of Rs 1,47,97 was spent during the year to purchase books under Plan Fund.
Student assessment of teachers
Students are given opportunities to assess their teachers once a year. Student assessment of teachers has been carried out using a questionnaire. Remedial measures for the improvement of teachers were taken.
Unit cost of education per student
The cost of education per student is Rs 12960/- . .
Computerization of bhu8mkoistration and the process of admissions and examination results, issue of certificates, etc
Computer facility is available in the office for daily bhu8mkoistrative functions. Computer facility is largely made use for admission purpose and recording of results.
Increase in the infrastructure facilities
The entire Chemistry Department Laboratory was refurbished. The gas line fittings were done inside the laboratory and Ethyl alcohol for running the lab was obtained from the Excise department at Taliparamba. Two computers and one fridge were purchased during the year.
Technology upgradation
Initiatives were taken for the automation of the General Library. Electronic reference materials were made available to staff and students in the library.
Computer and Internet access and training to teachers and students
The Department Computer Labs provide computer access to the students. Basic computer training is provided to the students and teachers.
Financial aid to students
An amount of Rs 3, 10,853/-was disbursed to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe students. An amount of Rs 38,774/- was disbursed as Other Eligible Communities concession. An amount of Rs 15,000/- was disbursed among children of Beedi Workers. An amount of Rs 3675/- was disbursed to students from the families of fishermen during the period. An amount of Rs 3865/- was disbursed to poor students as Student Aid Fund from the accumulated fund.
Activities and support from Alumni Association
All departments conducted Alumni Meets during the year. The Alumni association is active and conducted various programmes for the improvement of curricular and co-curricular activities.
Activities and support from Parent Teacher Association
The Parent Teacher Association of the college has been undertaking most of the minor maintenance works and extending its help in the conduct of the internal examinations. Proficiency prizes were distributed to students who secured top marks. The rank holders of University examinations and outstanding students were honored by giving them mementos. Repair and maintenance works of electrical, plumbing and repair of furniture and equipments to all departments were undertaken as and when necessary. With the assistance of PTA seating facilities for the students and teachers were provided by renovating some of them as per requirement. The PTA contributed Rs 60,000/- to the College Development Council for the purchase of books, public address system etc. The PTA also gifted a pedestal fan to the Dept of English during this year.
Health Service
“Clean Campus” programme is carried out once a week by the students of the college. Medical care has been given to students as and when necessary.

Performance in Sports activities
The College Team secured First Place in the Kannur University Inter-Collegiate Ball Bbhu8mkoton Tournament held in Kannur. Reshmi M of III B.A English won bronze medal in weight-lifting in the Inter-collegiate competition. The students of the college also won prizes in Yogasana, Football, Power lifting, Weight Lifting etc.
Activities of the Career Guidance and Placement Cell
Initiatives are being taken for establishing a full fledged Career Guidance and Placement Cell in the college.
Healthy Practices of the institution
The institution has been established with a goal of imparting education to students of all castes and creeds. Twenty percent of the available seats have been reserved for students belonging to Scheduled Cates and Tribes. Seats are also being reserved for differentially able students and sports persons. Students who have actively participated in NCC and NSS also get due weightage in admission.
The teaching faculty is well versed in the use of modern equipments like LCD and projectors. Teaching has been made innovative with the help of latest technologies in the field.
The Board of Studies of the University has been making changes in the curriculum on a regular basis and this has helped the college to offer courses which have contemporary relevance. There is a proposal to introduce Credit and Semester system which, it is hoped, will be implemented in the near future. As part of Entrepreneurship Development, students have been given opportunities to interact with industrial establishments. There is a proposal to start Need based and Add on Courses in the near future.
Student Achievements and Awards
The students of the college brought laurels to the college by securing ranks in the Kannur University Exams (Annexure -6). Nikhila Narayan of III BA English won the First prize in versification in University Arts Festival.

IQAC REPORT 2006-2007

  • New Courses
    It has been decided to approach the University and the Government to get new courses at the UG and PG level sanctioned.
  • Research Projects

                        Steps have been taken to get research projects from UGC sanctioned. Those           teachers who possess doctoral degrees were especially motivated to get engaged in Post Doctoral research and/or collaborative research programs.

  • Faculty Improvement
    Efforts were taken to motivate teachers to undergo Faculty Improvement Program. They were encouraged to complete their Research Program by sending them on deputation. It is proposed to send many of them to undergo Orientation Programs and Refresher Courses.
  • Teaching Methods

            Keeping in mind the advances made in Science and Technology, initiatives have been taken to encourage teachers to extensively use Audio-Visual aids in teaching. It is also proposed to give orientation in the use of online educational materials and to use projection software like Microsoft Power Point.

  • Laboratory Upgradation

            Steps will be taken to get the laboratories upgraded. Science Laboratories are being made robust with chemicals and needed materials. Efforts have been made to establish Language Laboratories to equip students to communicate fluently in accent neutral English. Also efforts have been made to link the computer lab with EDUSAT.

  • Seminars/Workshops

            It has been proposed to organize a number of seminars and workshops with the financial assistance from the Government of Kerala and UGC. Seminars would be conducted at both the National and Regional level.

  • Student Assessment of Teachers

         As assessment of teachers by students is as important as assessment of students by teachers. Steps would be taken to get the teachers assessed by students.

  • Career Development

            There is an effective Career Guidance Cell functioning in the college. Contacts have been made with different companies and a few of them have been to the campus for recruitment of students.

  • Health Enhancement

            Ample care has been taken to ensure that the students of the college remain medically fit. Several awareness programs have been organized in the college. Steps are being taken to organize more such programs.

  •  Extension Service          

            Very effective extension services are being organized by the college under the initiative of various departments and National Service Scheme (NSS). More such programs are planned in future.

  • Infrastructure  Development

            Serious efforts have been made to improve the infrastructure of the college. Various proposals like Women’s Hostel are pending with the UGC and the government.  Effective steps would be taken to execute the pending works.

  •  Co-curricular Activities

            Co-curricular activities have always received great attention in the college. Students have been actively participating in the arts festival organized by the University. All efforts would be made to extend support the students who take part in arts festival. The PTA of the college takes special care to extend financial support to those students who excel in extra curricular activities. The PTA would be further motivated in this regard.
In sum, the college remains as a very popular institution of higher education consistently making credential achievements in both curricular and co-curricular activities. The college caters to the needs of a large section of students especially from marginalized and other socially and economically backward groups. Since, it is a Women’s College, the empowerment of girl students is given top priority.

 

ACTIVITIES

  • Activities reflecting the goals and objectives of the institution

            The vision of the college is the education and empowerment of young women for their transformation into efficient leaders and responsible citizens. The vision recognizes the fact that the success of an institution at all times lies in the values imparted, curriculum transacted and adaptability of the curriculum to innovation and the needs of the community. The objective of the college is to provide education to girl students belonging to socially, economically and educationally backward classes who were denied higher education on account of inaccessibility and incapability. The institution considers the education of girls belonging to low and mediocre socio - economic levels as its prime concern. Their education is undertaken with the sincere expectations that it will make them capable of giving help to their family, neighbourhood and the society at large and they may become confident in their work of nation building. The mission of this institution is to produce intellectually enlightened, emotionally balanced morally upright and socially committed young women who will be the agents of social transformation in India.

2.  New Academic programs initiated in UG/PG course
      Proposals have been submitted for new courses in MA Development Economics, B.Com and BA in Music. The College decided to strengthen undergraduate and P.G. Studies in Social Sciences. The College focuses on an activity oriented and interactive teaching/learning process. There is a proposal to introduce archival studies and computer application as an optional paper to B.A. History from this academic year.

  • Innovations in curricular design and transaction    

                        All departments have members in the Board of Studies of Kannur University and the members of the faculty have actively participated in the revision of syllabi and new academic practices in UG level. Modern technological advancements are utilized in the teaching methods. A new syllabus is framed and a new paper ‘Environmental Economics’ is introduced for the U.G.Course in Economics. Two papers, Women Writing and Canadian Literature were included in M .A. Syllabus in English as electives for 2007 admission.

  • Examination reforms

            The college strictly follows innovative changes framed by the university in the conduct of examinations. Continuous evaluation is increasingly practiced as per the guidelines of the University.

  • NET/SLET/GATE etc:

            One of our students qualified Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and the National Eligibility Test (NET). A few students qualified the State Eligibility test (SET) during the year. (Details in Annexure I)

  • Initiative towards Faculty Development Program (FDP)

           Teachers from different departments were encouraged to undertake research programs (Details in Annexure 2). Dr. K.P. Asha and Dr. P.G. Agitha Devi of the Department of English attended the 3 day National Seminar on “Ethnicity and Identity: India and Canada” from 15th to 17th March 2007 at the Centre for Canadian Studies, Kannur University. Dr S.M Abdul Khader, Department of Economics, attended two international seminars and presented papers. Smt. K.V Omana, Sel.grade Lecturer of English attended a Seminar on Media Language sponsored by the DCE and organized by the Dept. of English, Govt. Brennen College on 19-1-2007. Smt. K.V. Omana also participated in the Two day Residential Orientation Programme on Population and Development in Higher Education, sponsored by the U.G.C.-Population Education Centre at Thalassery campus of Kannur University on 7,8 March 2007. Sri K.K Somasekharan, Department of Economics, attended Orientation Programme at UGC-Academic Staff College, Thiruvananthapuram.

  • Seminars/Workshops organized

       Almost all departments organized National/Regional Seminars, Workshops, and Debates during the year. A Documentary Film named “Ravivarma: Noorinte Niravu” was produced by Dept.of Malayalam. Department of History organized a Painting Camp and Exhibition to pictorially present the historical moments of Kerala Society (Details in Annexure 3).

  • Details of Research Scholars

Efforts are being made to get a couple of Departments recognized as Research Departments.

  • Honours/Awards to the faculty/Membership in Academic Bodies

        Sri C.K. Asoka Varma, Department of English, Sri A.T. Mohanraj, Department of Malayalam, and Sri P. Mohandas, Department of History were awarded Ph D. Many faculty members are acting as the Chairmen and members in the Board of Studies (UG) of Kannur University (Annexure-4).

  •  Publications and Research Projects

      Some of the members of the faculty are taking efforts to get their papers published in Research Journals.

  • Internal resources generated

                        The Parent Teachers Association generated Rs 3, 00,000/-   as subscriptions and donations during the period. Funds were also generated through College development Council and other funding agencies. The department of History was able to mobilize resources from Kannur district Panchayath, Kannur University and the Public Relations Department for organizing various activities. The cultural association of Malayalam department ‘Arangu’ organized several cultural programmes by mobilizing fund from the students.

  •  Community Services

            The Dept. of Economics conducted a socio- economic survey of the students of the college and suggested various recommendations to improve the employability of the students. The survey also recommended the authorities to provide computer and soft skill training to students. The Department of English organized classes on Gender Sensitization with an aim to sensitize the teachers on gender prejudices.

  •  Teachers newly recruited

                  Two teachers who have been newly appointed by Public Service Commission joined the college during the year. (Annexure-5)   

  • Teaching-Non teaching staff ratio

                  The Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff ratio is 2: 1.

  • Improvements in library services.

                  The Department Libraries function on all working days and offer exemplary service to both teachers and students.                   

  •  Amount spent on books   

            Books were purchased utilizing with plan fund and U.G.C. assistance for a total amount of Rs.81, 318/-

  • Student assessment of teachers             

            Students are given opportunities to assess their teachers once a year. Student assessment of teachers has been carried out as a regular practice. Remedial measures for the improvement of teachers were taken.

  • Unit cost of education per student

The cost of education per student is Rs 12960/- .                     .

  • Computerization of knrkmmistration and the process of admissions and examination results, issue of certificates, etc

        Computer facility is available in the office for daily knrkmmistrative functions. Computer facility is largely made use for admission purpose and recording of the results of University examinations.

  •   Increase in the infrastructure facilities

                  Additional computers and its accessories such as Printer, Scanner etc. were brought with plan fund and U.G.C. assistance in the Dept. of Economics. The Department of chemistry was able to purchase  pH water, conductivity water, water Analyser, Air ovens, Incubators, Kinetic baths, shelves, Polarograph, Flame photometer, Potentiometer etc.

  • Technology upgradation

           Initiatives were taken for the automation of the General Library. Electronic reference materials were made available to staff and students in the library.

  • Computer and Internet access and training to teachers and students

       Computer Laboratory provides computer access to the students. Basic computer training is provided to the students and teachers

  • Financial aid to students

       An amount of Rs 2, 26,115/-was disbursed to students belonging to Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes. An amount of Rs 34,691/- was disbursed as concession to students belonging to Other Eligible Communities. Rs 48,000/- was disbursed to children of Beedi workers and Rs 12,058/- was disbursed to students from the families of fishermen during the period. An amount of Rs 4145/- was disbursed to poor students as Student Aid Fund from the accumulated fund. Rs. 5,429/- was given as scholarships to students belonging to Muslim/Nadar etc..

  •  Activities and support from Alumni Association

      All departments conducted Alumni Meets during the year. The Alumni association is active and conducted various programmes for the improvement of curricular and co-curricular activities.

  • Activities and support from Parent Teacher Association

            The Parent Teacher Association of the college has been undertaking most of the minor maintenance works and extending its help in the conduct of the internal examinations. Proficiency prizes were distributed to students who secured highest marks in the University examinations. The rank holders of University examinations and outstanding students were honored by presenting them with mementos. Maintenance works, electricalworks, plumbing and repair of furniture and equipments to all   departments were undertaken as and when necessary. With the assistance of PTA seating facilities for the students and teachers were provided by renovating some of them as per requirement.
26. Health Service
“Clean Campus” programme is carried out once a week by the students of the college. Medical care has been given to students as and when necessary.
27. Performance in Sports activities
Renji Lohithakshan of II B.A.English was a member of the College Bknrkmmton team which won second place in the intercollegiate tournament held in Kannur. Kumari Shari A. and Kumari Jisha Mol were the members of Kannur University Football Team during the period. Two of our students were the members of Kannur District team which secured second place in Kerala State Junior Power lifting Championship. Kumari Shari also won first Prize in Power lifting (90g category) at the University Championship. Kumari Shahina K secured First place in Power lifting (44kg) at the inter-Collegiate Powerlifting Championship. The college football and ball bknrkmmton teams secured second postions at University tournaments.
28.  Activities of the Career Guidance and Placement Cell
Initiatives are being taken for establishing a full fledged Career Guidance and Placement Cell in the college.
29.  Healthy Practices of the institution
The institution has been established with a goal of imparting education to students of all castes and creeds. Twenty percent of the available seats has been reserved for students belonging to Scheduled Cates and Tribes. Seats are also being reserved for differentially abled students and sports persons. Students who have actively participated in NCC and NSS also get due weightage in admission.
The teaching faculty is well versed in the use of modern equipments like LCD and projectors. Teaching has been made innovative with the help of latest technologies in the field.
The Board of Studies of the University has been revising the curriculum on a regular basis and this has helped the college to offer courses which have contemporary relevance. There is a proposal to introduce Credit and Semester system at the UG level which, it is hoped, will be implemented in the near future. As part of Entrepreneurship Development, students have been given opportunities to interact with industrial establishments. There is a proposal to start Need based and Add on Courses in the near future. Prof.A.T.Mohan Raj, Department of Malayalam, produced and directed a documentary film titled ‘Kannurile Penvazhikal’. The documentary film was able to throw light on the well-known women of Kannur.   

30. Student Achievements and Awards
The students of the college brought laurels to the college by securing ranks in the Kannur University Examinations (Annexure -6). Divya.U (Dept. of Economics) bagged first rank in University Examination.

Part C
DETAILED PLAN OF THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2007-2008
ECONOMICS
The Department of Economics proposes to organize a national seminar on Globalization and Environmental Hazards-Kerala Experiences. The seminar aims to problematize the issue of Globalization on Environment. The Department has also decided to conduct a workshop on Local Self Governance in Kerala. Existing Remedial Coaching and Counseling Classes would be revamped and tutorial classes will be provided to students.
ENGLISH   
The Department of English proposes to conduct an Exhibition of well known literary works, models, peculiar nuances of English vocabulary & grammar, poetic expressions and rare photographs of well known writers etc. The Department also plans to organize a talk on ‘Women writers of Kerala’. The department has decided to engage listening and speaking skill classes for students of primary classes of Radha Vilasam UP School, Pallikkunnu.

MATHEMATICS
The Department of Mathematics decided to improve the infrastructural facilities and also decided to strengthen the Mathematical club.
MALAYALAM
The Department of Malayalam has decided to celebrate Malayalam Day and to release the Manuscript Magazine. It is decided to conduct a seminar on Media. The Department is planning to celebrate the centenary of “Veenapoovu” and also decided to conduct a workshop on the Poetry in collaboration with A I R, Kannur.  It is planning to conduct a Two Day workshop on the Theatre and conduct group discussions of novels. It is also decided to screen thought provoking movies for the students.
HISTORY
The Department of History has decided to conduct a study on the life and work of Kunhikkamma, a woman freedom fighter of Kannur district.
PHYSICS
The Department of Physics has decided to organize a national seminar on Recent Trends in Digital Signal.
CHEMISTRY
The Department of Chemistry has decided to improve the infrastructural facilities of the departmental Laboratory. The Department proposes to organize a seminar on Nanometrics.

ANNEXURE-I
Details of the student who qualified JRF and NET


Sl No.

Name of Student

Department

1

Adrene D’souza

            English

 

                    
Details of students who qualified SET


Sl No

Name of Student

Department

1

Shajla.P

English

2

Anjali Balakrishnan

English

3

Jiji Mohanan

English

4

Sajitha.K

English

 

Annexure 2
Details of Teachers deputed for FDP

Name of Faculty

Area of Research

Department

University

Name of the Guide

C.M. Thomas

Women empowerment through Kudumbasree

Economics

Kannur

Dr. K.V Pavithran

K.K Somasekharan

Solid waste management

Economics

Mangalore

Dr. U. Arabi

C.K. Asoka varma

Myths Rituals & Folk wisdom in the Novels of Chinua Achebe

English

Kannur

Dr.K.V.Surendran

                           

 

Annexure 3
Details of Seminars/Conferences Workshops Organised

Sl. NO

Topic

Date

Department

Sponsor

1

National Seminar on  “Impact of Globalization on Education – How China Reacts”

2 Mar 2007

Economics

Dept of Economics

2

Seminar on “Intellectual Property Rights Protection”

13 Nov 2006

Physics

Dept of Physics

3

One Day Interdisciplinary Seminar on Drama

24 Nov, 2006

English

Department
Of English

4

National Workshop on Indian Writing in English and Translation Studies.

12-17 Feb,
2007

English

Collegiate Education Directorate, Govt. of Kerala

5

 Talk on Post Colonial Studies

19 Sept, 2006

English

Department of English

6

Seminar  on “Kannur Kalathiloode” (Kannur Through the Ages)

22-23 Nov,2006

History

Dept of History in collaboration with Kannur Dist. Panchayat

7

Seminar on “Social Reform Movements in North Malabar”

15 Dec, 2006

History

Dept of History

8

Three Day National Seminar on Folklore

19- 21,  Feb 2007

Malayalam

Dept. of Malayalam

10

Debate on the novel “Thiyyoor  Rekhakal”

22 Sept 2006

Malayalam

Dept. of Malayalam in collaboration with AIR Kannur

11

Seminar on Painting

13 Oct 2006

Malayalam

Dept. of Malayalam in collaboration with the Chithra Kala Parishad

 

Annexure 4
Details of Teachers in the Board of Studies of Kannur University

Sl. No

Name of Teachers

Department

Board

Position

1

Dr.S.M.Abdul Khader

Economics

UG

Chairman

2

Prof.M.V. Kannan

Malayalam

UG

Member

3

Mr.E.K.Mahendran

Physics

4

Mr.K.G.Pradeep

Economics

5

Dr. P. Mohandas

History

6

Dr.K.P.Asha

English

 

Annexure 5
Details of Teaching Staff Recruited

Sl. No

Name of teachers

Designation

1

Mr.A.T.Mohanraj

Sel.Gr.Lecturer in Malayalam.

2

Mrs.N.Rajani

Lecturer in Malayalam

3

Smt.P.Lalitha

Sel.Gr.Lecturer in English

4

Smt.K.V.Omana

Sel.Gr.Lecturer in English

 

Annexure 6
Details of Rank Holders in University Exam


Sl. No

Name

Examination

Rank

1

Jasna.K

B.A. Malayalam

III

2

Namratha Manoharan

B.A. English

II

3

Bindiya Puthalath

B.A. English

III

4

Divya.U

B.A. Economics

I

IQAC REPORT 2007-2008

            Specific goals are fixed for both curricular and co-curricular activities for the Academic year 2007-08.
1. New Courses

It has been decided to approach the University and the Government to get new courses at the UG and PG level sanctioned.
2. Research Projects
Steps have been taken to obtain sanction on research projects from the UGC. Those         teachers who possess doctoral degrees were especially motivated to undertake Post Doctoral research and/or collaborative research programs.
3. Faculty Improvement
Efforts would be taken to motivate teachers to undergo Faculty Improvement Program. They will be encouraged to complete their Research Program by sending them on deputation. Many of them are proposed to be sent to undergo Orientation Programs and Refresher Courses.
4. Teaching Methods

            Keeping in mind the advances made in Science and Technology, initiatives have been taken to encourage teachers to extensively use Audio-Visual aids in teaching. Teachers would be given orientation in the use of online educational materials and to use projection software like Microsoft PowerPoint.
5. Laboratory Upgradation
Measures would be taken to upgrade laboratories. Science Laboratories are being made robust with chemicals and necessary materials. Efforts have been made to establish Language Laboratories to equip students to communicate fluently in accent neutral English. Also, efforts have been put in to link the computer lab with EDUSAT.
6. Seminars/Workshops
It has been proposed to organize a number of seminars and workshops with the financial assistance from the Government of Kerala and UGC. Seminars would be conducted at both the National and Regional levels.
7. Student Assessment of Teachers
As assessment of teachers by students is as important as the assessment of students by teachers, steps would be taken to get the teachers assessed by students.           
8. Career Development

            There is an effective Career Guidance Cell functioning in the college. Contacts have been made with different companies and a few of them have been to the campus for recruitment of students.
9. Health Enhancement

            Ample care has been taken to ensure that the students of the college remain medically fit. Several awareness programs have been organized in the college. Steps are being taken to organize many more such programs.
10. Extension Service        
            Very effective extension services are being organized by the college under the initiative of various departments and the National Service Scheme (NSS).
11. Infrastructure  Development
Serious efforts would be made to improve the infrastructure of the college. Chemistry Lab was established with essential equipments and it is one of the best laboratories under Kannur University. Steps would be taken to modernize the lab. Various proposals like Women’s Hostel are pending with the UGC and the government.
12. Co-curricular Activities
Co-curricular activities have always received great attention in the college. Students have been actively participating in the arts festival organized by the University. The PTA of the college takes special care to extend financial support to those students who excel in extra curricular activities.
In sum, the college remains a very popular institution of higher education consistently making credential achievements in both curricular and co-curricular activities. The college caters to the needs of a large section of students especially from marginalized and other socially and economically backward groups. Since it is a Women’s College, the empowerment of girl students is given top priority.

 

ACTIVITIES
1. Activities reflecting the goals and objectives of the Institution
The vision of the college is the education and empowerment of young women for their transformation into efficient leaders and responsible citizens. The vision recognizes the fact that the success of an institution at all times lies in the values imparted, curriculum transacted and adaptability of the curriculum to innovation and the needs of the community. The objective of the college is to provide education to girl students belonging to socially, economically and educationally backward classes who were denied higher education on account of inaccessibility and incapability. The institution considers the education of girls belonging to low and mediocre socio-economic levels as its prime concern. Their education is undertaken with the sincere expectation that it will enable and empower them to support their family, neighbourhood and the society at large and that they may become confident in their work of nation building. The mission of this institution is to produce intellectually enlightened, emotionally balanced, morally upright and socially committed young women who will be the agents of social transformation in India.
2.  New Academic programmes initiated in UG/PG course
Proposals have been submitted for new courses in MA Development Economics, B.Com and BA in Music.
3. Innovations in curricular design and transaction 
Several of the members of the faculty are members of Board of Studies and they have actively participated in the revision of syllabi and change of special elective papers in UG level in various courses of Kannur University. Audio Visual systems, document camera and IT based teaching and learning have been introduced in different departments. Some of the papers for P.G. were reframed genre wise from 2007 admission onwards.
4. Examination reforms
The college follows various reforms introduced by the university from time to time in the conduct of examinations. Twenty percent of the total marks is calculated through internal assessment.
5. Candidates qualified NET/SLET/GATE etc:
A few students from different departments qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) and the State Level Eligibility test (SLET) during the year. (Details in Annexure I)  
6. Initiative towards Faculty Development Program (FDP)
Prof. Santosh Manicheri and Prof. A.P Sreekala, Department of Malayalam, attended the Orientation Programme conducted by ASC, Calicut University. Dr.A.T.Mohanraj, Department of Malayalam, worked as Research Assistant for the documentary Kumaranalloorile Kulangal. Teachers from different departments were encouraged to undertake research programs. (Details in Annexure 2).
7. Seminars/Workshops organized
Various departments organized National as well as Regional Seminars during the year. (Details in Annexure 3) 
8. Details of research scholars
Efforts are being made towards getting some departments recognized by the University as Research Departments.
9. Honours/Awards to the faculty/Membership in Academic Bodies
Many faculty members are acting as the Chairmen and members in the under graduate Board of Studies in the Kannur University (Annexure-4).
10. Publications and Research Projects           
Faculty members are diligently working towards getting their papers published in Research Journals.
11. Internal resources generated
The Parent Teachers Association generated Rs 3,00,000/- as subscriptions and donations during the period. Funds were also generated through College Development Council and other funding agencies. The Department of History was able to mobilize resources from voluntary organizations like A. C. Kannan Nair Study Centre to organize academic programs.
12. Community Services
Two sessions were engaged by the members of faculty of the Department of English for students of primary classes of Radha Vilasam UP School,  Pallikkunnu on 12th & 13th Nov, 2007 to help them develop listening and speaking skills.
13. Teachers newly recruited
One teacher who has been newly appointed by Public Service Commission  joined the college during the year. (Annexure-5)      
14. Teaching-Non teaching staff ratio
The Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff ratio is 2: 1.
15. Improvements in library services               
The General library purchased books and subscribed to various journals and periodicals during this period. The Department Libraries function on all working days and offer exemplary service to both teachers and students.
16. Amount spent on books          
An amount of Rs 1, 33,637/- was spent during the year to purchase books under Plan Fund and UGC.
17. Student assessment of teachers                    
Students are given opportunities to assess their teachers once a year. Student assessment of teachers has been carried out effectively. Remedial measures for the improvement of teachers were taken.

18. Unit cost of education per student
The cost of education per student is Rs 12960/- .           .
19. Computerization of knrkmmistration and the process of admissions and examination results, issue of certificates, etc
Computer facility is available in the office for daily knrkmmistrative functions. It is largely made use for admission purpose and recording of results.
20. Increase in the infrastructure facilities
With the financial support of Government of Kerala, several steps are taken to improve the infrastructure facilities.
21.  Technology upgradation
With the financial aid from Government of Kerala, EDUSAT is established in the institution to facilitate video-conferencing and knowledge dissemination. Initiatives have been taken for the automation of the General Library. Electronic reference materials are made available to staff and students in the library.
22. Computer and Internet access and training to teachers and students
The Computer/Language Labs in the Departments provide computer access to the students. Basic computer training is provided to the students and teachers.

 

23. Financial aid to students
An amount of Rs 4, 82,433/-was disbursed to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe students. A sum of Rs 60,514/- was disbursed as stipend to the students of Other Eligible Communities. An amount of Rs 60,000/- was distributed among children of Beedi Workers. An amount of Rs 22094 /- was disbursed to students from the families of fishermen during the period. An amount of 4316/- was disbursed to students from Lakshadweep. Rupees 1750/-.was distributed as scholarship for differentially abled students.
24. Activities and support from Alumni Association
All departments conducted Alumni Meets during the year. The Alumni association is active and conducts various programmes for the improvement of curricular and co-curricular activities.
25. Activities and support from Parent Teacher Association
The Parent Teacher Association of the college has been undertaking most of the minor maintenance works and extending its help in the conduct of the internal examinations. Proficiency prizes were distributed to students who secured top positions. The rank holders of University examinations and outstanding students were honored by awarding them mementos. Repair and maintenance works of electrical, plumbing and repair of furniture and equipments to all departments are undertaken as and when necessary. With the assistance of PTA, seating facilities for the students and teachers were provided by renovating some of them as per requirement. The PTA contributed Rs 60,000/- to the College Development Council for the purchase of books, public address system etc. The PTA also gifted a pedestal fan to the Dept of English during this year.
26. Health Service
“Clean Campus” programme is carried out once a week by the students of the college. Medical care is being given to students as and when necessary.
27. Performance in Sports activities
National Level: Jyothi E. S. of I MA, represented Kerala State in Senior National Athletic Meet (100m) held in Bhopal. She also won first place in 400m.relay race.
Tiji Prakash of I BA, member of the Kerala State Team, participated in the Senior South Zone National Volleyball Championship at Bangalore. The team secured first place.
            State Level: Jyothi E. S. of I MA representing Kannur Dist.  participated in 100 m. race and won first place in the Kerala State Senior Athletic Meet at Ernakulum. 
Tiji Prakash of I BA, member of the Kannur Dist Team, won the first place in the Kerala State Senior Volleyball Championship at Kozhikode.
Inter-University: Jyothi E. S. of I MA, representing Kannur University participated in 100 Mts. Race in the All India Inter University Athletic Meet at Thirunelveli.
Tiji Prakash of I BA, member of the Kannur University team, participated in the All India Inter University Volleyball Championship at Kolkata. The team secured first place.
Inter-Collegiate: Jyothi E. S. of I MA, representing our College athletic team participated in 100 M. & 200 M Race and won the second place in the Kannur University Inter Collegiate Meet at Kannur.
The College Team secured First Place in the Kannur University Inter-Collegiate Ball Bknrkmmton Tournament held in Kannur. Reshmi M of III B.A. English won bronze medal in weight-lifting in the Inter-collegiate competition. The students of the college also won prizes in Yogasana, Football, Power lifting, Weight Lifting etc.
Dija K. C. of B.A. Economics bagged the first place in Pole Vault in the School National Championship held at Kolkatta.
Soumya V. of B.A. English represented India Youth Asian Volleyball Championship held in Thailand. She is also a member of the Kerala team which won the National School Championship.
Shajina M.K. of B.A. History, is a member of the Kerala Volleyball Team which won the Junior National Championship in 2007.
Sonia George of B.A. English was a member of the Junior Kerala State Team and Youth State Team (Volleyball).
28. Activities of the Career Guidance and Placement Cell
Initiatives are being taken for establishing a full fledged Career Guidance and Placement Cell in the college.
29. Healthy  Practices of the institution
The Manuscript Magazine of the Dept. of English, ‘Eve’s Own’, was released by the Principal, Smt. Thankam, on 26th  March, 2008.
The institution has been established with a goal of imparting education to students of all castes and creeds. Twenty percent of the available seats have been reserved for students belonging to Scheduled Cates and Tribes. Seats are also being reserved for differentially abled students and sports persons. Students who have actively participated in NCC and NSS also get due weightage in admission.
The teaching faculty is well versed in the use of modern equipments like LCD and projectors. Teaching has been made innovative with the help of latest technologies in the field.
The Board of Studies of the University has been making changes in the curriculum on a regular basis and this has helped the college to offer courses which have contemporary relevance. There is a proposal to introduce Credit and Semester system which, it is hoped, will be implemented in the near future. As part of Entrepreneurship Development, students have been given opportunities to interact with industrial establishments. There is a proposal to start Need Based and Add on Courses in the near future.
30. Student Achievements and Awards
The students of the college brought laurels to the college by securing ranks in the Kannur University Exams (Annexure -6). Soumya Ramesh of 1 B.A.English won second place in versification (English) in the University Arts Festival. Our Drama  ‘Jockey’ added feather to our cap by winning first place in the University Arts Festival. Also we bagged prizes in Hindi Elocution, Malayalam Short story writing etc... in the University Arts Festival.

 

Part C
DETAILED PLAN OF THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2008-2009
ECONOMICS
The Department has decided to conduct a National Seminar on “The Impact of Retail Trade Liberalisation in India”. It is also resolved to conduct a Socio-Economic survey among the Female-headed Households in Puzhathy Grama Panchayath.
ENGLISH 
The Department of English proposes to conduct an interactive session on Contemporary Indian fiction. It has decided to conduct remedial classes for SC|ST and OBC students of Degree classes.
MATHEMATICS
The Department of Mathematics decided to strengthen the activities of the Mathematics Club.
MALAYALAM
The Department of Malayalam proposes to organize a one day workshop on media to be jointly sponsored by the Press Club, Kannur the Department. It is also decided to release named ‘Malayalam’.
HISTORY
Department of History proposes to conduct a national seminar on Airline studies   in collaboration with College Tourism club. It has also decided to conduct   V. K. Krishna Menon memorial speech on his birth day. and to organize AKG memorial Lecture.
PHYSICS
The department of physics has decided to conduct a national seminar on Nuclear Energy and Radiation Protection.
CHEMISTRY
The Department of Chemistry has decided to conduct a seminar with the assistance of  Higher Education Council.
ANNEXURE-I
Details of students who qualified NET


Sl. No

Name of Student

Department

1

Jiji Mohanan

English

 

Details of students who qualified SLET


Sl. No

Name of Student

Department

1

Raji C. Nair

English

2

Vrinda

English

3

Nikhila Narayanan

English

4

Sajna N.C.

English

 

Annexure 2
Details of Teachers deputed for FDP

Name of Faculty

Area of Research

Department

University

Name of the Guide

C.M. Thomas

Women empowerment through Kudumbasree

Economics

Kannur

Dr. K.V Pavithran

K.K Somasekharan

Solid waste management

Economics

Mangalore

Dr. U. Arabi

Sri. Santhosh Manicherry

Body and representation - a study based  on TV advertisement

Malayalam

Mahathma Gandhi

Dr. Ummer Tharammal

                           

 

Annexure 3
Details of Seminars/Conferences Workshops Organised

 

Sl.No.

Topic

Date

Department

Sponsor

1

A seminar on the centenary of ‘Veenapoovu’

14.08.2007

Malayalam

Dept. of Malayalam

2

A three day Literary Exhibition – LITBITS

9th to 11th October 2007

English

Dept. of English

3

Intimacy in Kamala Das

17, Oct, 2007.

English

Dept. of English

4

Globalisation and Environmental Hazards -Kerala experience

24th and 25th  January, 2008

Economics

Kerala State Council for Science , Technology and Environment, Thiruvananthapuram

 

 

Annexure 4
Details of Teachers in the Board of Studies of Kannur University

Sl.No

Name of Teachers

Department

Board

Position

1

Dr.S.M Abdul Khader

Economics

UG

Chairman

2

Dr.K.P.Asha

English

UG

Member

3

Mr.E.K.Mahendran

Physics

4

Mr.K.G.Pradeep

Economics

5

Dr. P. Mohandas

History

 

 

Annexure 5
Details of Teaching Staff Recruited

Sl.No

Name of teachers

Designation

1

Mr. Santhosh Manicherry

Lecturer in Malayalam

 

Annexure 6
Details of Rank Holders in University Examination


Sl.No

Name

Department

Rank

1.

Saira Abdullah

English (P.G.)

I

2.

Rubeena.T

Economics (U.G.)

I

3.

Lisha.P.P

Economics (U.G.)

III

4.

Sunaida. P. P

Chemistry (U.G.)

II

IQAC REPORT 2008-2009

IQAC REPORT 2008-2009
Specific goals are fixed for both curricular and co-curricular activities for the Academic year 2008-09.
1. New Courses

It has been decided to approach the University and the Government to get new courses at the UG and PG level sanctioned.
2. Research Projects
Steps have been taken to obtain sanction on research projects from the UGC. Those         teachers who possess doctoral degrees are especially motivated to undertake Post Doctoral research and/or collaborative research programs.
3. Faculty Improvement
Efforts would be taken to motivate teachers to undergo Faculty Improvement Program. They will be encouraged to complete their Research Programs by sending them on deputation. Many of them are proposed to be sent to undergo Orientation Programs and Refresher Courses.
4. Teaching Methods

            Keeping in mind the advances made in Science and Technology, initiatives have been taken to encourage teachers to extensively use Audio-Visual aids in teaching. Teachers would be given orientation in the use of online educational materials and to use projection software like Microsoft Power Point.
5. Laboratory Upgradation
Measures would be taken to upgrade laboratories. Science Laboratories are being made well-equipped with chemicals and necessary materials. Efforts have been made to establish Language Laboratories to facilitate students to communicate fluently in accent neutral English. Also, efforts have been put in to link the computer lab with EDUSAT.
6. Seminars/Workshops
It has been proposed to organize a number of seminars and workshops with the financial assistance from the Government of Kerala and UGC. Seminars would be conducted at both the National and Regional levels.
7. Student Assessment of Teachers
As assessment of teachers by students is as important as the assessment of students by teachers, steps would be taken to get the teachers assessed by students.           
8. Career Development

            There is an effective Career Guidance Cell functioning in the college. Contacts have been made with different companies and a few of them have been to the campus for recruitment of students.

9. Health Enhancement

            Ample care has been taken to ensure that the students of the college remain medically fit. Several awareness programs have been organized in the college. Steps are being taken to organize many more such programs.
10. Extension Service        
            Very effective extension services are being organized by the college under the initiative of various departments and the National Service Scheme (NSS). Many more such socially useful and benefiting programs like engaging classes to prisoners in the Kannur Central Jail by the Economics Department will be implemented.
11. Infrastructure Development
Serious efforts would be made to improve the infrastructure of the college. Chemistry Lab was established with essential equipments and it is one of the best laboratories under Kannur University. Steps would be taken to modernize the lab. Various proposals like Women’s Hostel are pending with the UGC and the government.
12. Co-curricular Activities
Co-curricular activities have always received great attention in the college. Students have been actively participating in the University arts festival. Many of them have made outstanding performance and brought laurels to the college. The college intends to promote potential talents in students, with proper guidance and encouragement. The PTA of the college takes special care to extend financial support to those students who excel in extracurricular activities.
In sum, the college remains a very popular institution of higher education consistently making credential achievements in both curricular and co-curricular activities. The college caters to the needs of a large section of students especially from marginalized and other socially and economically backward groups. Since it is a Women’s College, the empowerment of girl students is given great priority and pivotal attention.
ACTIVITIES
1. Activities reflecting the goals and objectives of the Institution
The vision of the college is the education and empowerment of young women for their transformation into efficient leaders and responsible citizens. The vision recognizes the fact that the success of an institution, at all times, lies in the values imparted, curriculum transacted and adaptability of the curriculum to innovation and the needs of the community. The objective of the college is to provide education to girl students belonging to socially, economically and educationally backward classes who were denied higher education on account of inaccessibility and incapability. The institution considers the education of girls belonging to low and mediocre socio-economic levels as its prime concern. Their education is undertaken with the sincere expectation that it will enable and empower them to support their family, neighbourhood and the society at large and that they may become confident in their task of nation building. The mission of this institution is to produce intellectually enlightened, emotionally balanced, morally upright and socially committed young women who will be the instruments of social transformation in India.
2.  New Academic programs initiated in UG/PG course
Proposals have been submitted for new courses in MA Development Economics, B.Com and BA in Music. The Department of Economics started an add-on course in Export Management with UGC assistance.
3. Innovations in curricular design and transaction 
Several of the members of the faculty are members of Board of Studies and they have actively participated in the revision of syllabi and change of special elective papers at UG level in various courses of Kannur University. Audio Visual systems, document camera and IT based teaching and learning have been introduced in different departments. Some of the papers for P.G. were reframed genre wise from 2007 admission onwards.
Faculty members from all the departments participated in the Five day workshop on Choice Based Credit & Semester System conducted by Kannur University, and actively contributed to framing innovative syllabi for different programs.
Mr. K.G. Pradeep framed new syllabi for Public Finance and Rural Economics and Mr. Somasekharan K.K. structured the syllabi for Mathematical Economics and Mathematics for Economic Analysis. Dr. P. Mohandas was the co-ordinator of the workshop for syllabus revision of History. Dr. Sasikumari co-ordinated the workshop on Sanskrit. The college also hosted the workshop on Political Science.

4. Examination reforms
The college follows various reforms introduced by the university from time to time in the conduct of examinations. Twenty percent of the total marks is calculated through internal assessment. Grading system was introduced for I BA Degree courses during the year.
5. NET/SET/GATE etc:
A few students from different departments qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) and the State Eligibility test (SET) during the year. (Details in Annexure I)   
6. Initiative towards Faculty Development Program (FDP)
Dr. K.P.Asha of the Department of English presented two papers: “Cultural Tension between the East and the West: A Literary Approach” in the two day UGC sponsored National Seminar “Writ India”  organized by Nehru Arts and Science College, Kanhangad and “ Two-legged Wombs and Submerged Selves: The Subaltern in Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale and Surfacing” in the Seminar on Postcolonial Writings conducted by Chinmaya Mission College, Kannur. She also participated in the SAM workshop on Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education sponsored by the UGC, and got selected as Trainer Associate for SAM workshops.  Dr. P.G. Agitha Devi participated in the 7 Day National Workshop on Theatre from 12th February to 18th Feb organized by the Centre for Canadian Studies, Kannur University. Dr. K.G. Pradeep of the Department of Economics attended a workshop on World Wide Fund for Nature at Kerala State office at Thiruvananthapuram and also participated in three National Seminars. Dr. S.M. Abdul Khader and Sri.K.K.Somasekharan also participated in a couple of National Seminars.  Smt.  Sreeja.K, Department of Economics, attended the Orientation Program conducted by Academic Staff College, Calicut University. Smt.N.Rajani, Department of Malayalam, attended the seminar on grading conducted by Higher Education Council at Govt: Training College, Thalassery. Teachers from different departments were encouraged to undertake research programs. (Details in Annexure 2).
7. Seminars/Workshops organized
Various departments organized National as well as Regional Seminars during the year. (Details in Annexure 3) 
8. Details of research scholars
Efforts are being made towards getting some departments recognized by the University as Research Departments.

9. Honours/Awards to the faculty/Membership in Academic Bodies
Many faculty members are acting as the Chairmen and members in the Under Graduate Board of Studies in  Kannur University (Annexure-4).
10. Publications and Research Projects           
Faculty members are diligently working towards getting their papers published in Research Journals. Two articles of Sri.K.K.Somasekharan, Department of Economics, are accepted for publication.

11. Internal resources generated
The Parent Teacher Association generated Rs 3,50,000/- as subscriptions and donations during the period. Funds were also generated through College Development Council and other funding agencies.
12. Community Services
Classes were engaged to the prisoners of the Central Prison, Kannur by the members of faculty of the Department of Economics during the period.
13. Teachers newly recruited
Six Teachers were transferred to this College during the year. (Annexure-5)          
14. Teaching-Non teaching staff ratio
The Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff ratio is 2: 1.
15. Improvements in library services               
The General library purchased books and subscribed to various journals and periodicals during this period. The Department Libraries function on all working days and offer exemplary service to both teachers and students.
16. Amount spent on books          
An amount of Rs 4, 08,660/- was spent during the year to purchase books and Journals under Plan Fund and UGC.
17. Student assessment of teachers                    
Students are given opportunities to assess their teachers once a year. Student assessment of teachers has been carried out effectively. Remedial measures for the improvement of teachers were taken.
18. Unit cost of education per student
The cost of education per student is Rs 12960/- .           .
19. Computerization of knrkmmistration and the process of admissions and examination results, issue of certificates, etc
Computer facility is available in the college office for daily knrkmmistrative functions. It is largely made use for admission purpose and recording of results.
20. Increase in the infrastructure facilities
With the financial support of Government of Kerala, several steps are being taken to improve the infrastructure facilities.
21.  Technology upgradation
With the financial aid from Government of Kerala, EDUSAT was established in the institution to facilitate video-conferencing and knowledge dissemination. Initiatives have been taken for the automation of the General Library. Electronic reference materials are made available to staff and students in the library.
22. Computer and Internet access and training to teachers and students
The Computer/Language Labs in the Departments provide computer access to the students. Basic computer training is provided to the students and teachers.
23. Financial aid to students
An amount of Rs 7, 32,779/-was disbursed to students belonging to Scheduled Caste and a sum of Rs.15, 580/- to those belonging to Scheduled Tribes. A sum of Rs. 63,885/- was disbursed as stipend to the students of Other Eligible Communities. An amount of Rs 72,000/- was distributed among children of Beedi Workers. An amount of Rs 9,678 /- was disbursed to students from the families of fishermen during the period. An amount of 45, 591/- was disbursed to students from Lakshadweep. Rupees 4455/-.was distributed as Poor Students Aid Fund. Rs. 54,685/- was distributed as Post Metric scholarship during the period.
24. Activities and support from Alumni Association
All departments conducted Alumni Meets during the year. The Alumni association is active and conducts various programs for the improvement of curricular and co-curricular activities.
25. Activities and support from Parent Teacher Association
The Parent Teacher Association of the college has been undertaking most of the minor maintenance works and extending its help in the conduct of the internal examinations. Proficiency prizes were distributed to students who secured top positions. The rank holders of University examinations and outstanding students were honored by awarding them mementos. Electrical and plumbing works and repair of furniture and equipments to all departments are undertaken as and when necessary. With the assistance of PTA, seating facilities for the students and teachers were provided by renovating some of them as per requirement. The PTA contributed Rs 60,000/- to the College Development Council for the purchase of books, public address system etc. It also purchased water coolers to provide drinking water in the college.
26. Health Service
“Clean Campus” program is carried out once a week by the students of the college. Medical care is being given to students as and when necessary.
27. Performance in Sports activities
The students of the College Soumya.V, Tiji Prakash, Aa Zacharias, Aleena Zacharias and Shajina. N.K were members of the Kannur University team which won South West Inter Zone championship and All India Inter University Volley Ball Championship during the period.
Anu Mariam Jose of Department of English represented India and won the First place in 4x400 meters relay in the Common-Wealth Youth Games 2008. She also represented Kerala and won First places in 400 and 800 meters races in the National Inter zone Athletic Championship. Jyothi E.S. of II year M.A. English represented Kerala and won First place in 100 meters race in the National Championship.
Dija.K.C of the Department of Economics represented Kannur University and won First Place in Pole Vault in the South Zone Athletic Championship. She also won Second Place in Pole Vault in the 2008 Junior National Championship held at Vijayawada.
Soumya V. of the Department of English was the Captain of the Indian Junior Team which participated in the Asian Junior Volley Ball Championship held at Chinese Thaipe in September 2008.
Aa Zacharias of the Department of History played for India in the Asian Junior Championship held at Chinese Thaipe in September 2008. Aleena Zacharias of I B.A. History was selected to the Junior Indian Coaching for the Asian Junior Championship.
Our College Table Tennis Team registered  a remarkable victory in the Kannur University Intercollegiate Championship. Anju.C. Pranitha.K.K. (English), Mrithula.P and Deepa.N (Physics) represented our College and Anju won the individual championship. The college Volleyball Team also won the First Place in the Kannur University Intercollegiate Championship.

28. Activities of the Career Guidance and Placement Cell
Initiatives are being taken for establishing a full fledged Career Guidance and Placement Cell in the college.
29. Healthy Practices of the institution
The institution has been established with a goal of imparting education to students of all castes and creeds. Twenty percent of the available seats have been reserved for students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Tribes. Seats are also being reserved for differently abled students and sports persons. Students who have actively participated in NCC and NSS also get due weightage in admission.
The teaching faculty is well versed in the use of modern equipments like LCD and projectors. Teaching has been made innovative with the help of latest technologies in the field.
The Board of Studies of the University has been making changes in the curriculum on a regular basis and this has helped the college to offer courses which have contemporary relevance. There is a proposal to introduce Credit and Semester system which, it is hoped, will be implemented in the near future. As part of Entrepreneurship Development, students have been given opportunities to interact with industrial establishments. There is a proposal to start Need Based and Add on Courses in the near future.

30. Student Achievements and Awards
The students of the college brought laurels to the college by securing ranks in the Kannur University Examinations (Annexure -6). Our College bagged many prizes in stage and off-stage items in the Kannur University Arts Festival. Rakhi. K of the Department of Malayalam bagged first place in Malayalam Short story writing and Shamla of Economics Department and Anju Upendran of English won second place in English Debate competition. Shamla also won second place in English recitation and our team got first place in folk song and third place in Group song. We won prizes in Urdu writings too.

Part C
DETAILED PLAN OF THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2008-2009
ECONOMICS
The Department has decided to conduct a National Seminar on “The Impact of climate change”. It is also resolved to revamp the existing remedial coaching classes and counseling classes to needy students.
ENGLISH 
The Department of English proposes to conduct a national seminar on “Gender studies”. It has also decided to conduct a training programme for primary teachers on “Gender sensitization and self empowerment”.
MATHEMATICS
The Department of Mathematics has decided to conduct a seminar on “Fallacies of Mathematics”. It has also decided to conduct a seminar on “Choice Based Credit and Semester System”.
MALAYALAM
The Department of Malayalam proposes to organize Seminars on Media, Creative writings etc. The department has also decided to conduct an Exhibition on cultural heritage of Kerala.
HISTORY
The Department of History proposes to conduct a national seminar on Heritage Conservation and Shared Culture of the Dutch. The Department has also decided to conduct a series of programs like V.K.Krishna Menon Memorial, A.K.G Memorial and Keraleeyan Memorial lectures.
PHYSICS
The Department of Physics has decided to conduct a national seminar on Destination Moon India's Space Odyssey.
 
CHEMISTRY
The Department of Chemistry has decided to conduct a department level orientation program, related to Choice Based Credit and Semester System. The department also proposes to organize a workshop on personality development and carrier guidance. It has also decided to conduct a quiz competition in Chemistry.

ANNEXURE-I
Details of students who qualified NET


Sl. No

Name of Student

Department

1

Rafseena

English

 

Details of students who qualified SET


Sl. No

Name of Student

Department

1

Divya.E.

English

2

Shamna.K.

English

3

Shyni.K.C.

English

Annexure 2
Details of Teachers deputed for FDP

Name of Faculty

Area of Research

Department

University

Name of the Guide

C.M. Thomas

Women empowerment through Kudumbasree

Economics

Kannur

Dr. K.V Pavithran

K.K Somasekharan

Solid waste management

Economics

Mangalore

Dr. U. Arabi

Santhosh Manicherry

Body and representation - a study based  on TV advertisement

Malayalam

Mahathma Gandhi

Dr. Ummer Tharammal

Omana Pankan

An analytical study of Hindi Nayee Kavitha with Special Reference to Existentialism and Marxism

Hindi

Kannur

Dr.K.V.Muraleedharan Pillai

P.M.Ismael

The Quest For Social Justice; Malabar(1882-1947)

History

Calicut

Prof. K.J.John

                           

 

Annexure 3
Details of Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Organised

Sl. No.

Topic

Date

Department

Sponsor

1

Impact of Retail Trade Liberalization in India with special reference to Kerala

16th &17th July, 2008

Economics

        UGC

2

A talk by Dr. K.V. Surendran, Reader in English, Govt. Brennen College,  on “Contemporary Indian Fiction”

 
4th Nov, 2008.

English

Dept. of English

3

One day workshop on media

7th Nov. 2008

Malayalam

Press Club

4

Seminar on  Airline Studies

26th Sept. 2008

History

Tourism club

5

V K Krishna Menon memorial speech by Sri. M Abdurahiman.

6th Oct. 2008

History

Dept. of History

6

Keraleeyan memorial speech delivered by Dr. K Gopalankutty 

20th Nov. 2008

History

Dept. of History

7

AKG memorial Lecture   by Prof. Irfan Habib

29th Dec. 2008

History

Dept. of History

8

Seminar on Nuclear Energy and Radiation Protection.

6th  Feb. 2009

Physics

Indian association for radiation Protection

 

Annexure 4
Details of Teachers in the Board of Studies of Kannur University

Sl. No

Name of Teachers

Department

Board

Position

1

Dr.S. Sasikumari

Sanskrit

UG & PG Combined

Chairman

2

Mr. K.G. Pradeep

Economics

UG

                      Member

3

Dr. P. Mohandas

History

4

Mrs. P. Lalitha

English

5

Dr.P G . Agitha Devi

English

6

Mr. E.K. Mahendran

Physics

7

Mrs. N. Rajani

Malayalam

8

Dr. K.P. Asha

English

       PG

Member

 

9

Mrs. K.V. Omana

English

10

Mrs. Omana Pankan

Hindi

11

Sri.P.M.Ismael

History

 

Annexure 5
Details of Teaching Staff Recruited

Sl. No

Name of teachers

Designation

1

Mrs. Priya.V

Lecturer in Malayalam

2

Mr. Toby Joseph Mathew K.K.

Lecturer in Economics

3

Mrs. Sreeja K.

Lecturer in Economics

4

Mr. Ismael P.M.

Lecturer in History

5

Mrs. Omana Pankan

Lecturer in Hindi

6

Mr. Rajeevan P.

Lecturer in History

Annexure 6
Details of Rank Holders in University Examination


Sl. No

Name

Department

Rank

1.

Rachael Savina Goveas

English (P.G.)

I

2.

Rafseena

English (P.G.)

II

3.

Praseetha

English (P.G.)

III

4.

Bindhya Sasidharan

English (U.G.)

I

5.

Arya Ravindran

English (U.G.)

II

6.

Sruthi.K.

Economics (U.G.)

I

7.

Anisha.C.V

Economics (U.G.)

II

 

 

IQAC REPORT 2009-2010


IQAC REPORT 2009-2010
Specific goals are fixed for both curricular and co-curricular activities for the Academic year 2009-10.
1. New Courses

It has been decided to approach the University and the Government to secure new courses at the UG and PG level.
2. Research Projects
Steps have been taken to obtain sanction on research projects from the UGC. Those teachers who possess doctoral degrees are especially motivated to undertake Post Doctoral research and/or collaborative research programs.
3. Faculty Improvement
Efforts would be taken to motivate teachers to undergo Faculty Improvement Program. They will be encouraged to complete their Research Programs by sending them on deputation. Many of them are proposed to be sent to undergo Orientation Programs and Refresher Courses.
4. Teaching Methods

Keeping in mind the advances made in Science and Technology, initiatives have been taken to encourage teachers to extensively use Audio-Visual aids in teaching. Teachers would be given orientation in the use of online educational materials and to use projection software like Microsoft Power Point.
5. Laboratory Upgradation
Measures would be taken to upgrade laboratories. Science Laboratories are being made well-equipped with chemicals and necessary materials. Efforts have been made to establish Language Laboratories to facilitate students to communicate fluently in accent neutral English. Also, efforts have been put in to link the computer lab with EDUSAT.
6. Seminars/Workshops
It has been proposed to organize a number of seminars and workshops with the financial assistance from the Government of Kerala and UGC. Seminars would be conducted at both the National and Regional levels.
7. Student Assessment of Teachers
As assessment of teachers by students is as important as the assessment of students by teachers, steps would be taken to get the teachers assessed by students.
8. Career Development

There is an effective Career Guidance Cell functioning in the college. Contacts have been made with different companies for recruitment of students.

9. Health Enhancement

Ample care would be taken to ensure that the students of the college remain medically fit. Several awareness programs are being planned to organize health awareness.
10. Extension Service
Very effective extension services are being organized by the college under the initiative of various departments and the National Service Scheme (NSS). Many more such socially useful and benefiting programs like engaging classes to prisoners in the Kannur Central Jail by the Economics and English Departments will be implemented.
11. Infrastructure Development
Serious efforts would be made to improve the infrastructure of the college. Chemistry Lab was established with essential equipments and it is one of the best laboratories under Kannur University. Steps would be taken to modernize the lab. A proposal for a new block for the women’s hostel is under the consideration of the Government and UGC. Proposals for a New Science Block and a new Indoor Stadium are also pending with the Government and UGC.
12. Co-curricular Activities
Co-curricular activities have always received great attention in the college. Students have been actively participating in the University arts festival. Many of them have made outstanding performances and brought laurels to the college. The college intends to promote potential talents in students, with proper guidance and encouragement. The PTA of the college takes special care to extend financial support to those students who excel in extracurricular activities.
In sum, the college remains a very popular institution of higher education consistently making credential achievements in both curricular and co-curricular activities. The college caters to the needs of a large section of students especially from marginalized and other socially and economically backward groups. Since it is a Women’s College, the empowerment of girl students is given great priority and pivotal attention.

ACTIVITIES
1. Activities reflecting the goals and objectives of the Institution
The vision of the college is the education and empowerment of young women for their transformation into efficient leaders and responsible citizens. The vision recognizes the fact that the success of an institution, at all times, lies in the values imparted, curriculum transacted and adaptability of the curriculum to innovation and the needs of the community. The objective of the college is to provide education to girl students belonging to socially, economically and educationally backward classes who were denied higher education on account of inaccessibility and incapability. The institution considers the education of girls belonging to low and mediocre socio-economic levels as its prime concern. Their education is undertaken with the sincere expectation that it will enable and empower them to support their family, neighborhood and the society at large, and that they may become confident in their task of nation building. The mission of this institution is to produce intellectually enlightened, emotionally balanced, morally upright and socially committed young women who will be the instruments of social transformation in India.
2. New Academic programs initiated in UG/PG course
Proposals have been submitted for new courses in MA Development Economics, B.Com and BA in Music.
3. Innovations in curricular design and transaction
Several of the members of the faculty are members of Board of Studies and they have actively participated in the revision of syllabi and change of special elective papers at UG level in various courses of Kannur University. Audio Visual systems, document camera and IT based teaching and learning have been introduced in different departments. Some of the papers for P.G. were reframed genre wise from 2007 admission onwards.
Faculty members from all the departments participated in the Five day workshop on Choice Based Credit & Semester System conducted by Kannur University, and actively contributed to framing innovative syllabi for different programs.
4. Examination reforms
The college follows various reforms introduced by the university from time to time in the conduct of examinations. Twenty percent of the total marks is calculated through internal assessment. Grading system was introduced for I BA Degree courses during the year.
5. NET/SET/GATE etc.
A few students from the different departments qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) and the State Eligibility test (SET) during the year. (Details in Annexure I)
6. Initiative towards Faculty Development Program (FDP)
Dr. K.P. Asha attended the Training of Trainers workshop sponsored by UGC at Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian College, Bangalore. Dr. P G Agitha Devi and Sri.K.V.Unnikrishnan attended a state level orientation program for college teachers on ‘Informatic Skills’ conducted by the Institute of Human Resource Development and Kerala State Higher Education Council, (held at Polytechnic, Kalliassery) from Aug 17-21, 2009. Smt N. Rajani attended an Orientation program at Kannur University. Ms. Sreekala of the Department of Malayalam has undergone Faculty Improvement Programme during the year.
7. Seminars/Workshops organized
Various departments organized National as well as Regional Seminars during the year. (Details in Annexure 3)
8. Details of research scholars
The Department of English has been recognized as Research Department by the Kannur University and also efforts are being made towards getting some more Departments recognized by the University as Research Departments.

9. Honours / Awards to the faculty/Membership in Academic Bodies
Many faculty members are acting as the Chairmen and members in the Under Graduate Board of Studies in Kannur University (Annexure-4).
10. Publications and Research Projects
Faculty members are diligently working towards getting their papers published in Research Journals. Two articles of Sri. K.K. Somasekharan, Department of Economics, has been published. 1) Perspectives and challenges of Urban Solid Waste Management: A Case Study of Mangalore City (Vol. IXXIX No.4 October – December 2009) in Local Government Quarterly, and 2) Mechanisms and Problems of SWM Services in a Corporation City: A Case Study of Mangalore (Vol. XLI, July-September, 2009No.3 pp 35-70) in Nagarlok. Dr. P.G. Agitha Devi published an article in the journal LITTCRIT (Issue of 67 and 68, 2009) titled “Ethnicity, Rejection and Tayo the protagonist in Silko’s Ceremony”. Sri. Manojkumar K.P of the Department of Malayalam is the member of the Editorial Board of “Plavila” a Fortnightly published from Vadakara.

11. Internal resources generated
The Parent Teacher Association generated Rs 3,50,000/- as subscriptions and donations during the period. Funds were also generated through College Development Council and other funding agencies.
12. Community Services
Classes were engaged to the prisoners of the Central Prison, Kannur by the members of faculty of the Department of Economics during the period. The Department of Malayalam conducted ‘Thulyatha Padhana Class’ during the year.
13. Teachers newly recruited
Twelve Teachers were transferred/newly recruited to this College during the year. (Annexure-5)
14. Teaching-Non teaching staff ratio
The Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff ratio is 2: 1.
15. Improvements in library services
The General library purchased books and subscribed to various journals and periodicals during this period. The Department Libraries function on all working days and offer exemplary service to both teachers and students.
16. Amount spent on books
An amount of Rs 3, 60,469/- was spent during the year to purchase books and Journals under Plan Fund.
17. Student assessment of teachers
Students are given opportunities to assess their teachers once a year. Student assessment of teachers has been carried out effectively. Remedial measures for the improvement of teachers were taken.

18. Unit cost of education per student
The cost of education per student is Rs 14,695/- . .
19. Computerization of knrkmmistration and the process of admissions and examination results, issue of certificates, etc
Computer facility is available in the college office for daily knrkmmistrative functions. It is largely made use of for admission purpose and recording of results.
20. Increase in the infrastructure facilities
With the financial support of Government of Kerala, several steps are being taken to improve the infrastructure facilities. A new program named ‘Skill Enhancement Computer Training and Resource Centre in Women Colleges in Kerala’ is implemented with the financial and technical assistance of IT Mission.
21. Technology upgradation
With the financial aid from Government of Kerala, EDUSAT was established in the institution to facilitate video-conferencing and knowledge dissemination. Initiatives have been taken for the automation of the General Library. Electronic reference materials are made available to staff and students in the library.
22. Computer and Internet access and training to teachers and students
The Computer/Language Labs in the Departments provide computer access to the students. Basic computer training is provided to the students and teachers.
23. Financial aid to students
An amount of Rs 1,64,680/-was disbursed to students belonging to Scheduled Caste and a sum of Rs.32,438/- to those belonging to Scheduled Tribes. A sum of Rs. 20,070/- was disbursed as stipend to the students of Other Eligible Communities. An amount of Rs. 69,000/- was distributed among children of Beedi Workers. An amount of Rs. 16,620 /- was disbursed to students from the families of fishermen during the period. An amount of Rs. 13,240/- was disbursed to students from Lakshadweep. Rupees 4,600/-was distributed as Poor Students Aid Fund. Rs. 20,440/- was distributed as Post Metric scholarship during the period. An amount of Rs. 3,000 was distributed as Muslim Girl Students Merit Scholarship. An amount of Rs. 90,000/- was disbursed to the students as Kerala State Suvarna Jubilee Scholarship.
24. Activities and support from Alumni Association
All Departments conducted Alumni Meets during the year. The Alumni association is active and conducts various programs for the improvement of curricular and co-curricular activities.
25. Activities and support from Parent Teacher Association
The Parent Teacher Association of the college has been undertaking most of the minor maintenance works and extending its help in the conduct of the internal examinations. Proficiency prizes were distributed to students who secured top positions. The rank holders of University examinations and outstanding students were honored by awarding them mementos. Electrical and plumbing works and repair of furniture and equipments to all departments are undertaken as and when necessary. With the assistance of PTA, seating facilities for the students and teachers were provided by renovating some of them as per requirement. The PTA contributed Rs 60,000/- to the College Development Council for the purchase of furniture.
26. Health Service
“Clean Campus” program is carried out once a week by the students of the college. Medical care is being given to students as and when necessary.
27. Performance in Sports activities
National level:
The Year 2009-10 was remarkable as far as the Dept of Physical Education is concerned. The achievement stretching from Intercollegiate to International level are to be specially mentioned. For the first time in the history of our college it could win seven Team Championships of different levels in the Kannur University Intercollegiate competitions. The details are given below:
First Place
Table Tennis
Volleyball
Second Place
Bknrkmmton
Football
Third Place
Athletics
Kabbaddi
Kalaripayattu
Interuniversity Competitions
The following students were the members of Kannur University Volleyball Team that won the Gold in All India Interuniversity Championship:
Soumya.V II B.A. English
Shajina.N.K II B.A History
Soniya George II B.A. English
All India Interuniversity Athletic Championship
Dija.K.C. II B.A. Economics won the first Place in Pole –Vault.
Anu Marium Jose, II B.A. English and Chinju Jose, I B.A.English were the members of 4x400 meters relay which won the Gold Medal.
Shimna Baby I B.A History and Sajitha. K.V. II B.A. English were the members of the 4x100 relay Team which won the Third place.

Anu Mariam Jose - II BA English
Represented Kerala State in Junior National Athletic Meet held at Vijayawada. She won the first place in 800 mts, 4X400 mts relay and second place in 400mts.
Represented Kerala state in Inter-Zone Athletic meet held at Jamshadpur. She won first place in 400mts and 800 mts.

Sajitha K.V. - II BA English
Represented Kerala state in Junior National Athletic Meet held at Vijayawada.
Represented Kerala state in Senior National Athletic Meet.

Chinju Jose - I BA English
Represented Kerala State in Junior National Athletic Meet held at Warangal. She won the first place in 800mts and second place in 400 mts.
Soumya V- II BA English
Member of the Kerala state team which won second place in Senior National Volleyball Championship held at Gwaliyor.
Member of the state team which won second place in Senior National Volleyball Championship held at Chennai.

State level
Sajitha K. V. - II BA English
Represented Kannur district in Senior State Athletic Championship held at Ernakulum. She won first place in 100 mts hurdles.
Represented Kannur district in Junior State Athletic Championship held at Ernakulum. She won second place in 100 mts hurdles.

Soumya V - II BA English
Member of the Kannur district team which participated in Kerala State Senior Volleyball Championship held at Kozhikode.
First place in Kerala State Triple Volleyball Championship held at Ernakulum.

Soniya Georg e - II BA English
Member of the Kannur district team which participated in the Kerala State Senior Volleyball Championship held at Kozhikkode.
Member of the Pathanamthitta district team which won second place in Kerala State Youth Volleyball Championship held at Thiruvananthpuram.
Member of the Kannur district team which won first place in Kerala State Triple Volleyball Championship held at Ernakulam.

Inter-University level:

Anu Mariam Jose - II BA English
Represented Kannur University in the All India Inter-University Athletic meet held at Chennai. Won first place in 4X400 meters relay and second place in 400 meters.

Sajitha K. V. - II BA English
Represented Kannur University in All India Interuniversity Athletic Meet held at Chennai. Won third place in 4x100 meters relay.

Chinju Jose-I BA English
Represented Kannur University in All India Interuniversity Athletic Meet held at Chennai. She won first place in 4x100 meters relay.

28. Activities of the Career Guidance and Placement Cell
Initiatives are being taken for establishing a full fledged Career Guidance and Placement Cell in the college.
29. Healthy Practices of the institution
The institution has been established with a goal of imparting education to students of all castes and creeds. Twenty percent of the available seats have been reserved for students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Tribes. Seats are also being reserved for differently abled students and sports persons. Students who have actively participated in NCC and NSS also get due weightage in admission.
The teaching faculty is well versed in the use of modern equipments like LCD and projectors. Teaching has been made innovative with the help of latest technologies in the field.
The Board of Studies of the University has been making changes in the curriculum on a regular basis and this has helped the college to offer courses which have contemporary relevance. There is a proposal to introduce Credit and Semester system which, it is hoped, will be implemented in the near future. As part of Entrepreneurship Development, students have been given opportunities to interact with industrial establishments. There is a proposal to start Need Based Add on Courses in the near future.

30. Student Achievements and Awards
The students of the college brought laurels to the college by securing ranks in the Kannur University Examinations (Annexure -6). Reena Sherin of the Department of Economics got the highest marks in the history of University Examination of Kannur University. Our College bagged many prizes in stage and off-stage items in the Kannur University Arts Festival. In the Off stage Events we bagged an overall Second Place. We have won Second Position in Oppana, Group Song, Group Dance, and a third Place in Street Drama. V.P. Sajida of II B.A.Economics secured three prizes in Urdu writing competition. Rakhi K. of the Department of Malayalam secured first place in N.C.Sekhar Memorial Elocution Competition. Students of the Dept. of Chemistry won the third place in the Intercollegiate Quiz Competition conducted by the Association of Chemistry Teachers.

Part C
DETAILED PLAN OF THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2009-2010
ECONOMICS
The Department has decided to conduct a Seminar on Financial Literacy. It is also resolved to revamp the existing remedial coaching classes and counselling classes to needy students.
ENGLISH
The Department of English proposes to conduct Communicative English Classes for the Prisoners at Kannur Central Prison. They have also decided to conduct Classes for Primary school Students on Phonetics.
MATHEMATICS
The Department of Mathematics has decided to conduct a seminar on Automata Theory and Formal Languages.
MALAYALAM
The Department of Malayalam proposes to organize Seminars on Kesariyude Asayalokam, and Keralavum Malayala Sahithyavum. The Department has also decided to conduct various interactive and performance based programs.
HISTORY
The Department of History proposes to conduct a national seminar in Historical Geography of North Malabar. The Department has also decided to conduct a series of programs like V.K.Krishna Menon Memorial, A.K.G Memorial and Keraleeyan Memorial lectures and celebration of theCentenary of Geethanjali.
PHYSICS
The Department of Physics has decided to conduct seminars on Nano-Technology, Speech Recognition and latest Trends in Laser etc. It has also decided to conduct a Space Quiz Contest.
CHEMISTRY
The Department of Chemistry has decided to celebrate the Inter National Year of Chemistry and has also decided to conduct programs like Water Analysis etc. to the benefit of the general public.

ANNEXURE-I
Details of students who qualified NET

Sl. No. Name of Student Department
1 Namratha Manoharan (JRF) English

Details of students who qualified SET


Sl. No. Name of Student Department
1 Seejisha C. Janardhanan English
2 Lasitha Prabhakaran English
3 Sanjula English
4 Chitra Gangadharan English

Annexure 2
Details of Teachers deputed for FDP
Name of Faculty Area of Research Department University Name of the Guide
C.M. Thomas Women Empowerment through Kudumbasree Economics Kannur Dr. K.V Pavithran
K.K Somasekharan Solid waste management Economics Mangalore Dr. U. Arabi
Omana Pankan An Analytical Study of Hindi Nayee Kavitha with Special Reference to Existentialism and Marxism Hindi Kannur Dr.K.V.Muraleedharan Pillai
P.M.Ismael The Quest For Social Justice; Malabar (1882-1947) History Calicut Prof. K.J.John

Annexure 3
Details of Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Organized
Sl. No. Topic Date Department Sponsor
1 Socio-Economic Impact of Climate Change: Emerging Challenges and Future Policy Options. 6th & 7th Oct. 2009 Economics UGC
2 One-day Orientation Program on Methodology Courses in Languages for language teachers 11th Aug. 2009 English Dept. of English
3 A talk By Dr. N. Sajan on Impressionistic Paintings and Literature 29th Oct. 2009. English English Literary Club
4 National Seminar on Gender Studies: An Interdisciplinary Perspective 16th & 17th
Dec. 2009. English Dept. of English
5 One day Training for Primary School Teachers on Gender Sensitization and Self -empowerment. 18th Jan. 2010 English Dept. of English
6 Keraleeyan Memorial speech delivered by Dr. K. K.N. Kurup. 18th Jan. 2011 History Dept. of History
7 Seminar on Heritage Conservation and Shared Culture of the Dutch. 7th Dec. 2009 History Malabar Institute of Research & Development, Vadakara
8 A talk on “Fallacies of Mathematics” by Prof. Shahul Hameed, Dept. of Mathematics, Government Brennen College, Thalassery. 20th Oct. 2009 Mathematics Department of Mathematics

9 Seminar on “Choice based Credit and Semester System” and “Methodology and Perspectives of Sciences” 5th Nov. 2009 Mathematics Higher Education Council
10 V.K. Krishna Menon Memorial Speech by Dr. A. M. Shinas 6th Oct. 2009 History Dept. of History
11 Speech commemorating Kerala Day by Thaha Madayi 12th Nov. 2009 History Dept. of History
12 A Seminar on Methodology 11th Aug. 2009 Malayalam Higher Education Council
13 “Pazhama Cheppu”: An Exhibition on Rural Agricultural and Household Equipments 29th Sept. 2009 Malayalam Dept. of Malayalam
14 Reality Show on Poetry recitation (Kavithalaapanam) 26th Aug. 2009 Malayalam Dept. of Malayalam
15 Interaction with T.N. Prakash, the Author of “Vazhayila” 30th July 2009 Malayalam Dept. of Malayalam
16 Interaction with Sri. Babu Kamrath, Director of the documentary film “Kaanam” 16th Oct. 2009 Malayalam Dept. of Malayalam
17 Classical Art: Chakyarkoothu 4th Nov. 2009 Malayalam Dept. of Malayalam
18 Pullankuzhal Concert 23rd March 2010 Malayalam Dept. of Malayalam
19 Release of wall magazine to commemorate the 15th Death Anniversary of Vaikom Muhammed Basheer 5th July 2009 Malayalam Dept. of Malayalam
20 Release of the newsletter Penmalayalam in connection with the inauguration of the Kannur University Arts Festival offstage items 27th Jan. 2010 Malayalam Dept. of Malayalam
21 Orientation Program related to Choice Based Credit and Semester System 5th Nov. 2009 Chemistry Higher Education Council
22 One day Workshop on Personality Development and Career Guidance 16th Jan. 2010 Chemistry State Bank of India, Kannur
23 College level Chemistry Quiz Competition 2nd Nov. 2009 Chemistry Dept. of Chemistry
24 National Seminar on “Destination Moon India's Space Odyssy” 5th Oct. 2009 Physics Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram

Annexure 4
Details of Teachers in the Board of Studies of Kannur University


Sl. No Name of Teachers Department Board Position
1 Dr.S. Sasikumari Sanskrit UG & PG Combined Chairman
2 Mr. K.G. Pradeep Economics UG Member
3 Dr. P. Mohandas History
4 Mrs. P. Lalitha English
5 Dr.P G . Agitha Devi English
6 Mr. E.K. Mahendran Physics
7 Mrs. N. Rajani Malayalam
8 Dr. K.P. Asha English PG Member

9
Mrs. K.V. Omana English
10 Mrs. Omana Pankan Hindi
11 Sri.P.M.Ismael History

 

Annexure 5
Details of Teaching Staff Recruited / Transferred


Sl. No. Name of teachers Designation
1 Mr. Ranjith K. Lecturer in Physical Education
2 Mr. Govindan.M. K. Lecturer in Chemistry
3 Mr. P.N Sathyanathan Lecturer in Chemistry
4 Mr. Shibu P.V. Lecturer in Chemistry
5 Ms. Anuradha N. Lecturer in Mathematics
6 Mrs. Reena Nair Lecturer in English
7 Ms. Sruthi Ramachandran Lecturer in English
8 Mr. Krishnakumar R. Lecturer in English
9 Ms. Preeshi K. Lecturer in English
10 Mr. Efthikar Ahmed B. Lecturer in English
11 Mrs. Deepa K.S. Lecturer in English
12 Mr. Unnikrishnan K.V. Lecturer in Malayalam

Annexure 6
Details of Rank Holders in University Examination


Sl. No Name Department Rank
1 Divya. S. P. English (P.G.) III
2 Reena Sherin Economics (U.G.) I
3 Sreya.P. Economics (U.G. III
4 Greeshma Damodaran English (U.G.) II
5 Pranitha.K.K. English (U.G.)) III
6 Rafshana K. C. Chemistry I

IQAC REPORT 2010-2011

IQAC REPORT 2010-2011
Specific goals are fixed for both curricular and co-curricular activities for the Academic year 2010-11.
1. New Courses
It has been decided to approach the University and the Government to secure new courses at the UG and PG level.
2. Research Projects
Steps have been taken to obtain sanction on research projects from the UGC. Those teachers who possess doctoral degrees are especially motivated to undertake Post Doctoral research and/or collaborative research programs.
3. Faculty Improvement
Efforts would be taken to motivate teachers to undergo Faculty Development Program. They will be encouraged to complete their Research Programs by sending them on deputation. Many of them are proposed to be sent to undergo Orientation Programs and Refresher Courses.
4. Teaching Methods
Keeping in mind the advances made in Science and Technology, initiatives have been taken to encourage teachers to extensively use Audio-Visual aids in teaching. Teachers would be given orientation in the use of online educational materials and to use projection software like Microsoft Power Point.
5. Laboratory Upgradation
Measures would be taken to upgrade laboratories. Science Laboratories are being made well-equipped with chemicals and necessary materials. Efforts have been made to establish Language Laboratories to facilitate students to communicate fluently in accent neutral English. Also, efforts have been put in to link the computer lab with EDUSAT.
6. Seminars/Workshops
It has been proposed to organize a number of seminars and workshops with the financial assistance from the Government of Kerala and UGC. Seminars would be conducted at both the National and Regional levels.
7. Student Assessment of Teachers
As assessment of teachers by students is as important as the assessment of students by teachers, steps would be taken to get the teachers assessed by students.
8. Career Development
Career and Counselling Cell in the college addresses the diverse socio-economic challenges and geographic backgrounds of students of the college. It utilizes the availability of relevant and accessible information to get better career achievements outside the classrooms and helps in the healthy progression of students and makes them perform better and establish linkage with the world of work. Apart from that, the Cell supports the students in the development of soft skills and communication ability to challenge the rigors of competitive tests.
Necessary steps will be taken to reform the Career and Counselling Cell as a comprehensive resource centre of information, guidance and counselling with free accessibility and internet based global connectivity and exchange of information on professional placements.
9. Health Enhancement
Ample care would be taken to ensure that the students of the college remain medically fit. Several awareness programs are being planned to organize health awareness.
“Clean Campus” programmes are being carried out on a regular basis by the students of the college. Medical care is being given to students as and when necessary. Several awareness programmes would be conducted on the Campus in various health issues.

10. Extension Service
Very effective extension services are being organized by the college under the initiative of various departments and the National Service Scheme (NSS). Many more socially useful and benefiting programs like engaging classes to the secondary school students and to prisoners in the Kannur Central Jail by the different departments of our college will be implemented.
PG students of English department and faculties of English and Economics departments would be engaging classes on Communicative English for the prisoners of the Central Jail, Kannur.
11. Infrastructure Development
Serious efforts would be made to improve the infrastructure of the college. Chemistry Lab was established with essential equipments and steps would be taken to modernize the lab. A proposal for a new block for the women’s hostel is under the consideration of the Government and UGC. Proposals for a New Science Block and a new Indoor Stadium are also pending with the Government and UGC.
12. Co-curricular Activities
Co-curricular activities have always received great attention in the college. Students have been actively participating in the University Arts Festival. Many of them have made outstanding performances and brought laurels to the college. The college intends to promote potential talents in students, with proper guidance and encouragement. The PTA of the college takes special care to extend financial support to those students who excel in extracurricular activities.
In sum, the college remains a very popular institution of higher education consistently making credential achievements in both curricular and co-curricular activities. The college caters to the needs of a large section of students especially from marginalized and other socially and economically backward groups. Since it is a Women’s College, the empowerment of girl students is given great priority and pivotal attention.

ACTIVITIES
1. Activities reflecting the goals and objectives of the Institution
The vision of the college is the education and empowerment of young women for their transformation into efficient leaders and responsible citizens. The vision recognizes the fact that the success of an institution, at all times, lies in the values imparted, curriculum transacted and adaptability of the curriculum to innovation and the needs of the community. The objective of the college is to provide quality education to girl students belonging to socially, economically and educationally backward classes who were denied higher education on account of inaccessibility and incapability. The institution considers the education of girls belonging to low and mediocre socio-economic levels as its prime concern. Their education is undertaken with the sincere expectation that it will enable and empower them to support their family, neighborhood and the society at large, and that they may become confident in their task of nation building. The mission of this institution is to produce intellectually enlightened, emotionally balanced, morally upright and socially committed young women who will be the instruments of social transformation in India. For achieving these goals and inculcating a liberal, secular and cosmopolitan outlook and critical thinking among students the college has designed and executed so many academic and non academic activities. The progress of the students is evaluated from time to time with the help of different test scales.
2. New Academic programs initiated in UG/PG course
Proposals have been submitted for new courses in M.A. (Development Economics), B. Sc. (Statistics), B. Sc. (Computer Science), B. Com. B.A. (Hindi) and M.A. (History) etc. Department of English started an Add-on Course in Soft Skill Development.
3. Innovations in curricular design and transaction
Several of the members of the faculty are members of Board of Studies and they have actively participated in the revision of syllabi and change of special elective papers at UG level in various courses of Kannur University and other universities. Audio Visual systems, document camera and IT based teaching and learning have been introduced in different departments. Efforts are being taken to extend the CCSS for P.G. Courses. College focuses on an activity oriented and discussion based teaching learning process. Faculty members from all the departments have actively contributed to framing and preparing innovative curriculum and syllabi for different programs.
4. Examination reforms
The college follows various reforms introduced by the university from time to time in the conduct of examinations. Twenty five percent weight is given to internal assessment. Grading System was introduced for Degree courses from the academic year 2009-10.
5. NET/SET/GATE etc.
A few students from the different departments qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) and the State Eligibility Test (SET) during the year.(Details in Annexure I)
6. Initiative towards Faculty Development Program (FDP)
Sri. K.K. Somasekharan, Sri. P.M. Ismael, Smt. Omana Pankan and Smt. K.S. Deepa were awarded Ph D degrees during the period. Some of the members of faculty attended Orientation and Refresher courses at different academic colleges. All the teachers of the Department of History participated in the South Indian History Congress during the period. Dr. P. Mohandas of the department was the one of the organizing members of South Indian History Congress.
7. Seminars/Workshops organized
Various departments organized National as well as Regional Seminars during the year. (Details in Annexure - 4)
8. Details of research scholars
The Department of English has been recognized as Research Department by the University and efforts are being made towards getting some more Departments recognized as Research Departments.
Three more scholars have applied for registration for Ph. D in Kannur University through the Research Dept. of English. The Research Forum of the Dept. was inaugurated by Dr. P. Bhaskaran Nair of Pondicherry University.
Some of the members of the faculty presented papers in International and National Seminars organized by various colleges in South India. Dr. K.P. Asha, who is a U.G.C. Trainer, attended two SAM Workshops, in Alapuzha and Bangalore, as resource person.
9. Honours / Awards to the faculty/Membership in Academic Bodies
Many members of the faculty are acting as the Chairmen and members in the Under Graduate Board of Studies in Kannur University. Dr. P. Mohandas of the Department of History became a member of Kerala Public Service Commission. Some of them have received prestigious awards too. (Annexure -5).
10. Publications and Research Projects
Faculty members are diligently working towards getting their papers published in Research Journals. One article of Dr. K.K. Somasekharan, Department of Economics will be published in an International journal soon. Sri. Manojkumar K.P. of the Department of Malayalam is the member of the Editorial Board of Plavila, a Fortnightly published from Vadakara. Two novels of Sri. V.H. Nishad have been serialized in leading Malayalam Magazines. He also published three books in Malayalam. The department of Malayalam published a printed magazine named Pantham Koluthan Thiriyithakam.
11. Internal resources generated
The Parent Teacher Association generated Rs. 5, 89,790/- as subscriptions and donations during the period. Funds were also generated through College Development Committee and other funding agencies. Some departments could mobilize resources from different agencies like Malabar Institute of Research and Development.
12. Community Services
Classes were engaged to the prisoners of the Central Prison, Kannur by the members of faculty of the Department of Economics and English during the period. One prisoner who has done his MBA was guided by Dr. K.K. Somasekharan of the Department of Economics.
13. Teachers newly recruited
Ten Teachers were transferred/newly recruited during the year. (Annexure - 6)
14. Teaching-Non teaching staff ratio
The Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff ratio is 2: 1.
15. Improvements in library services
The General library and Department Libraries purchased books and subscribed to various journals and periodicals during this period. The Department Libraries function on all working days and offer exemplary service to both teachers and students. Specific hours are allotted to students belonging to various classes. Library committee consisting of students undertakes duties in departmental libraries for its smooth function.
16. Amount spent on books
An amount Rs. 3,07,220/- was spent during the year to purchase books and journals under Plan Fund and UGC.
17. Student assessment of teachers
Students are given opportunities to assess their teachers once a year. Student assessment of teachers has been carried out effectively. The feedback from students is collected and remedial measures are taken to improve the quality of teaching learning process.
18. Unit cost of education per student
The cost of education per student is Rs 14,695/- . .
19. Computerization of knrkmmistration and the process of admissions and examination results, issue of certificates, etc
Computer facility is available in the college office for daily knrkmmistrative functions. It is largely made use of for admission purpose and recording of results.
20. Increase in the infrastructure facilities
With the financial support of Government of Kerala, several steps are being taken to improve the infrastructure facilities. A new Sports hostel scheme was launched during the period. Remedial coaching to the students belonging to minority and Entry in services program were conducted in the College with the financial assistance of UGC. A Kerala government project known as ‘Skill Enhancement Computer Training and Resource Centre in Women Colleges in Kerala’ is implemented with the financial and technical assistance of IT Mission.
21. Technology upgradation
With the financial aid from Government of Kerala, EDUSAT was established in the institution to facilitate video-conferencing and knowledge dissemination. Initiatives have been taken for the automation of the General Library. Electronic reference materials are made available to staff and students in the library.
22. Computer and Internet access and training to teachers and students
The Computer/Language Labs in the Departments provide computer access to the students. Computer and Internet facilities were provided for the students by all the departments. A project initiated by Kerala State IT mission for the women students was implemented in the college.
23. Financial aid to students
An amount of Rs 1,59,100/- was disbursed to 86 students at the rate of Rs.1850 as Post Matric Scholarship. A sum of Rs. 3,00,000/- has been disbursed to the students as Suvarna Jubilee Merit Scholarship. 9 students received 12000/- each as Higher Education Scholarship. Rs. 50,000/- has been provided to five students under the category of Central Sector Scholarship and Rs. 42,000/- has been dispersed to students belonging to Muslim community.
24. Activities and support from Alumnae Association
All Departments conducted Alumnae Meets during the year. The Alumnae association is active and conducts various programs like seminars for the improvement of curricular and co-curricular activities and creatively involves in the developmental activities of the college. Proper feedback from Alumnae was taken with regard to the syllabus revision.
25. Activities and support from Parent Teacher Association
The Parent Teacher Association of the college has been undertaking most of the minor maintenance works and extending its help in the conduct of the internal examinations. Proficiency prizes were distributed to students who secured top positions. The rank holders of University examinations and outstanding students were honoured by awarding them mementos. Electrical and plumbing works and repair of furniture and equipments to all departments were undertaken as and when necessary. With the assistance of PTA, seating facilities for the students and teachers were provided by renovating some of them as per requirement.
26. Health Service
“Clean Campus” program is carried out by the students. Medical care is being given to students as and when necessary. Several awareness programs were conducted in the Campus in various health issues. Blood donation camp was organized by NSS and a free Medical Camp was organized in collaboration with Vasan Eye Care Hospital, Kannur.
27. Performance in Sports activities
The college always promotes sports and physical education activities understanding its significance for the development of physical, mental, social, moral and overall personality of the future women leaders of our country.
The Department of Physical Education also offers two open courses of 4 credits each. Physical Health and Life Skill Education and Health and Fitness Education were included in the syllabus for Open Course of Choice Based Credit Semester system and grading for 5th and 6th semester students.
The students of the college proved their mettle by winning national and international acclaim in athletics, volleyball, table tennis, shuttle bknrkmmton, archery, kabbadi and football.
International Level:
Soumya V. of III B.A. English was selected to the Indian Volleyball Team and participated in the 16th Asian Games held in China.
National Level:
Soumya V. of III B.A. English was selected to Kerala team, participated in the National Games held at Ranchi, the team won the championship.
Dija K.C. of III B.A. Economics secured Bronze Medal in the 43rd National Games held at Jharkhand in 2011 in Pole vault.
Anu Mariam Jose of III B.A. English secured the first place in 400 mts. 800mts. and 4X 400 mts. Relay in All India Inter University Meet. She also bagged II place in the 4X400 mts. Relay and III place in 4x400mts. Relay in the National Games at Ranchi.
Sajitha. K.V. of III B.A. English got the second place in 4X400 mts. Relay in All India Inter University Meet, and third place in 4X400 mts. Relay in National Games held at Ranchi.
Chinju Jose of II B.A. English got the second place in 4X400 mts. Relay in All India Inter University Meet, and third place in 4X400 mts. Relay in National Games held at Ranchi.
Nivya Varghese of I B.A. English was a member of the volleyball team which secured the first place in National Youth Championship.
State Level:
Sajitha. K.V. of III B.A. English got the first place in 4X400 mts. Relay in Kerala State Senior Meet.
Sonia George of III B.A. English, Nivya Verghese and Evelin John of I B.A. English were the members of the team which bagged the second place in Kerala State Youth Volleyball Championship.
University Level:
Anju.C. of II M.A. and Deepa N. of 1 M.A.English secured the third position in the Intercollegiate Tennis Team Championship and got selected to the University team.
Chinju Jose of II B.A. English secured the first place in the 4X400mts. and second place in 800 mts. Relay in Kannur University Meet.
Sonia George of III B.A. English, Nivya Varghese and Evelin John of 1 B.A.English were members of the College team which secured the second place in University Inter Collegiate Volleyball Tournament.
Safisha M.K. of III B.A. English secured the second place in Intercollegiate Bknrkmmton-shuttle Tournament. She was also a member of the college team which bagged the third place in the Inter Collegiate Kabbadi championship. She was a member of the college team which secured the third place in University Inter Collegiate Table Tennis Team Championship. She also bagged the third polace in University Archery Championship.
Kavitha of K of I B.A. English was a member of the college team which won the University Inter Collegiate Volleyball Tournament. She was also a member of the team which secured the second place in University Inter Collegiate Football Tournament. She was also a member of the college team which won the third place in University Intercollegiate Kabaddi Championship.
Athira. C of I B.A. English was a member of the college team which won the second place in the University Inter Collegiate Football Tournament. She was also a member of the team which secured the third place in University Intercollegiate Kabaddi Championship.

28. Activities of the Career Guidance and Placement Cell
Career and Counselling Cell had taken initiative in providing counseling to all students of the college, and Prof. Sherly was invited to the college for the purpose. She visited the institution occasionally and provided necessary help to the students. Dr. Sheena also visited the college and gave necessary guidance to the students.
29. Healthy Practices of the institution
The institution has been established with a goal of imparting education to students of all castes and creeds. Twenty percent of the available seats have been reserved for students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Tribes. Seats are also being reserved for differently abled students and sports persons. Students who have actively participated in NCC and NSS also get due weightage in admission.
The teaching faculty is well versed in the use of modern equipments like LCD and projectors. Teaching has been made innovative with the help of latest technologies in the field.
The Board of Studies of the University has been making changes in the curriculum on a regular basis and this has helped the college to offer courses which have contemporary relevance. There is a proposal to introduce Credit and Semester System at the PG level which, it is hoped, will be implemented in the near future. As part of Entrepreneurship Development, students have been given opportunities to

interact with industrial establishments. There is a proposal to start Need Based Add on Courses in the near future.
30. Student Achievements and Awards
The students brought laurels to the college by securing ranks in the University Examinations (Annexure - 6). Our College bagged many prizes in stage and off-stage items in the University Arts Festival. It won the first position in Oppana, film criticism and second in drama. V.P. Sajida of III B.A. Economics secured three prizes in Urdu writing competition.
The Literary Club organized a literary quiz, "LQ2010", on 21-09-10. Reshma K.P. of II M.A. English brought laurels to the department when she bagged the first prize in the V.P. Mohammed Haji Intercollegiate Elocution Competition in Malayalam. Neethu Balakrishnan of III B.A. English won first prize in logo writing in connection with Eye Donation Programme sponsored by Govt. of Kerala.
Rakhi K. of the Department of Malayalam secured first place in N.C. Sekhar Memorial Elocution Competition. Students of the Dept. of Chemistry won the third place in the Intercollegiate Quiz Competition conducted by the Association of Chemistry Teachers. Prizes and mementos were awarded to the outstanding students to students who secured highest grades in the University examination and in sports and they were felicitated by the departments.
The members of the tourism club attended three day camp held at Kottiyoor and presented project on St. Angelo Fort, Kannur, and they were selected as the best team.

 

Part C
DETAILED PLAN OF THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2010-2011
ECONOMICS
The Department has decided to conduct a Seminar on ‘Recent Trends in Financial Management’ and a National seminar on ‘Inclusion in Banking’. It has also resolved to conduct tutorial classes, revamp the existing remedial coaching classes and counseling classes to needy students.
ENGLISH
The Department of English proposes to conduct a National Seminar and a Workshop on Theatre Performance. It has also decided to host a film festival and to invite experts to give talks on specialized areas.
MATHEMATICS
The Department of Mathematics has decided to conduct seminars and quiz programmes in the forthcoming year. It has also decided to release a handwritten Mathematics Magazine and to digitalize the department library.
MALAYALAM
The Department of Malayalam has decided to take ample measures to conduct various programmes with a difference in the forthcoming years. It has also decided to organize a National seminar on Malayalam Computing, digitalize the department library and to take up some extension works for the benefit of the working women.
HISTORY
The Department of History proposes to conduct two memorial lectures and two seminars on the ‘Development experiences of Kerala: A Historical Perspective and Woman History towards a methodology’. The Department has also indented to conduct Kerala Day celebration on 1st November.
PHYSICS
The Department of Physics has decided to conduct a National seminar on ‘Recent Trends in Material Science’, ‘Nano-Technology’, and extension programme with Agricultural University in the area of Remote Sensing. It has also decided to conduct a Quiz Contest based on computer and information technology and to form Electronics Club and Green Computing Club.
CHEMISTRY
The Department of Chemistry has decided to take necessary steps to improve the performance of the department. It has also decided to organize various workshops, seminars, exhibitions, and quiz programmes for the students and some extension activities in the forthcoming year.
Annexure 1
Details of students who qualified NET

Sl. No. Name of Student Department
1 Rohini K. English
2 Rachel S Govias English
3 Anupama P. Economics
4 Fathima Suhara Muhammad Economics

 

Details of students who qualified SET

Sl. No. Name of Student Department
1 Sudina Sudhakaran English
2 Shiny K.C. English
3 Sandhya Lakshmanan English
4 Seema K. English

 

Annexure 2
Details of Teachers deputed for FDP


Name of Faculty Area of Research Department University Name of the Guide
Mrs. Nisha Nambiar “Regionalism in Indian English Fiction” English Kannur Dr. V.V. Balakrishnan
Ms. Sreekala “Malayala Natakavediyile Sthree Sanidhyam” Malayalam Kannur Dr. A.K. Nambiar

Annexure 3
Details of Rank Holders in University Examination


Sl. No. Name Department Rank
1 Poornima Rajagopal English (P.G.) I
2 Greeshma Damodharan English (P.G.) III

 

Annexure 4
Details of Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Organized


Sl. No. Topic Date Department Sponsor
1 One day regional seminar on Financial Markets 4th Oct. 2010 Economics Dept. of Economics
2 Keraleeyan Memorial speech delivered by Dr. K. K.N. Kurup 18th Jan. 2011 History Dept. of History
3 Seminar on “Automata Theory and Formal Languages” 20th Jan. 2011 Mathematics Department of Mathematics

4 V.K. Krishna Menon Memorial Speech by Dr. J. Prabhash 8th Oct. 2010 History Dept. of History
5 One day workshop on the Historical Geography of North Malabar 13th Sept. 2010 History Dept. of History
6 Talk on ‘Mind of Mahathma’ by Eby N. Joseph 11th Jan 2011 History Dept. of History
7 Centenary celebration of ‘Geethanjali’ 16th Sept. 2010 History Dept. of History
8 Seminar on ‘Archives Preservation’ 1st Feb 2011 History Dept. of History
9 College level Patriotic song competition. 1st Nov. 2010 History Dept. of History
10 Seminar on ‘Kesariyude Asayalokam’ 8th Oct. 2010 Malayalam Kesari Memorial publication
11 Seminar in remembrance of P.K. Kaalan 11th Nov. 2010 Malayalam Dept. of Malayalam
12 Talk on ‘Keralavum Malayala Sahithyavum’ by K.E.N. Kunhahammed 13th Dec. 2010 Malayalam Kerala Sahitya Academy
13 Debate on ‘Panthibhojanam’ a short story written by Santhosh Echikkanam 21st July 2010 Malayalam Arangu
14 Debate on ‘Marakkappile Theyyangal’ a Novel written by Ambikasuthan Mangad 09th Oct. 2010 Malayalam Arangu
15 Seminar on ‘The Applications of Computational Chemistry- From Molecules to the Clusters and Nano particles’ 11th Jan. 2011 Chemistry Dept. of Chemistry
16 International year of Chemistry celebration, talk on ‘Science for social change’ by Dr. P. Muhammed Shafi 18th Feb. 2011 Chemistry Dept. of Chemistry
17 National Science Day celebration 28th Feb. 2011 Chemistry Dept. of Chemistry
18 Talk on ‘Green Chemistry’ by Prof. Prasanna M.K. 7th Oct. 2010 Chemistry Dept. of Chemistry
19 College level Space Quiz Competition 2nd Nov. 2010 Physics Dept. of Physics
20 National Seminar on “Lasers and Holography ” 5th Dec 2010 Physics Dept. of Physics

 

 

Annexure 5
Details of Teachers in the Board of Studies of Kannur University


Sl. No Name of Teachers Department Board Position
1 Dr. S. Sasikumari Sanskrit UG & PG Combined Chairperson
2 Dr. P. Mohandas History UG Chairman
3 N.K. Govindan Chemistry
4 Mr. K.G. Pradeep Economics UG Member
5 P. Rajeevan History
6 A.V. Krishnan Statistics
7 Dr. P G. Agitha Devi English
8 Mrs. N. Rajani Malayalam
9 Dr. K.P. Asha English PG Member
10 Dr. Omana Pankan Hindi
11 Dr. P.M. Ismael History

Annexure 6
Details of Teaching Staff Recruited / Transferred


Sl. No. Name of teachers Designation
1 Dr. Joseph Thomas K. Associate Professor of Physical Education
2 Mr. A.V. Krishnan Associate Professor of Statistics
3 Mr. Johney George Associate Professor of Mathematics
4 Dr. Deepa K.S. Associate Professor of English
5 Ms. Anuradha N. Assistant Professor of Mathematics
6 Mrs. Sheniya Jose Assistant Professor of English
7 Mrs. Sini P.K. Assistant Professor of Political Science
8 Mrs. Aysha P. Assistant Professor of Physics
9 Mr. Muralidharan K.M Assistant Professor of Physics
10 Mr. Muhammad Kunhi M.P.P. Assistant Professor of Arabic