We offer quality education to first generation learners – Dr Jayashree Ghosh
Meha Mathur, 18 Jul 2019, #Anna Adarsh

The most important reason that Anna Adarsh College for Women, Chennai featured in top 100 colleges in the country is its highly qualified faculty, structured protocol and its technological advancement. Dr. Jayashree Ghosh, Principal, Anna Adarsh College for Women, talks to Meha Mathur in an interview and shares about the good aspects and challenges of the college.

Excerpts from the Interview:

Careers360: What are the strengths and USPs of your college, which have enabled it to become one of the top 100 colleges of the country?

Dr. Jayashree Ghosh:

Strengths and USP:

  • College has set a benchmark in academic excellence as evidenced by the number of University ranks scored year after year. The college had 213 University ranks with 15 first ranks in the year 2015-16, 206 University ranks with 13 first ranks in the year 2016-17 and 205 University ranks with 11 first ranks in the academic year 2017-18.

  • 98% of the faculty has approval as per UGC norms by the affiliated university. We have 98 faculty with Ph.D. and 92 with NET/SET qualification.

  • Structured protocol is strictly followed by staff and students for administration and academic process.

  • Many faculties are recognised Research Guides.

  • Faculties are approved members of Board of studies for university and affiliated colleges, examination board members, members of research bodies, etc.,

  • Faculties have been nominated as convenors, member of academic audit, member in TNPSC commission, member in affiliation commission of Universities and government bodies.

  • Quality Education is imparted to first generation learners.

  • Intake of students from all strata of society, both economically and socially backward classes.

  • Admission for all the programmes is in high demand and the college has full strength of 5300 students having only 3% of attrition rate.

  • Internationally bench marked diploma and certificate courses.

  • Innovative micro scale analysis developed by the department of chemistry as an eco friendly measure which has been adopted by many colleges for chemical analysis.

  • Launching of Adarsh IAS Institute to coach students for civil service and competitive exams.

  • Personality development classes are conducted by professional trainers.

  • Sport and games are an integral and essential part of campus life. The college is proud to share that more than 2500 students actively take part in various sporting activities out of which 15 are National players, 5 University Blues (who are part of University Team representing Tamil Nadu), 80 state-level players and 25 inter zonal players.

  • In recognition of the institution’s contribution towards sports the University of Madras has appointed the Principal as chair-person for Zone B women’s tournament.

  • The college has 40 MoUs, 439 linkages and 53 collaborations with leading Universities, colleges, academic and research bodies and Think Tanks.

Careers360: What are the popular courses?
Dr. Jayashree Ghosh:

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UG:

Arts:

B.A – English, Business Economics and Tourism & Travel Management

Science:

B.Sc – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Applications and Home Science

Commerce:

B.Com – Commerce, Computer Applications, Accounting & Finance, Honours, Corporate Secretary ship and Bank Management

PG:

Arts:

M.A – English, Public Administration and Tourism & Travel Management

Science:

M.Sc - Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science

Commerce:

M.Com - Commerce,Corporate Secretary ship and Bank Management

Certificate Courses:

  • Certificate Course in German Language

  • Certificate Course in Spanish Language

  • Certificate Course in IATA

  • Certificate Course in Air Ticketing and Fare Construction

  • Certificate Course in News Reading

  • Certificate Course in Air Cargo Management

  • University Certified Course in E-Commerce

  • University Certified Diploma in Computerized Accounting

  • ACS oral coaching for CS Foundation Course

  • Certificate Course in Herbal Entrepreneurship

Careers360: How has the college kept pace with the new pedagogical and technological advances, and with new infrastructure requirements?
Dr. Jayashree Ghosh:

  • Regular and specialized modules in communication skills in English Language.

  • Conduct of E-Commerce and computerized accounting for students to enhance employability.

  • Blended teaching methodology is incorporated for teaching process.

  • Online courses offered by the university are available to the students.

  • Training and certifying students for internationally benchmark TKT exams of Cambridge University.

  • College “in-house” production of plays and theatres scripted, enacted and directed by students under faculty guidance to enhance aesthetic skills.

  • Encouraging students to publish articles in reputed national journals and magazines.

  • Audio visual methods adopted for teaching international languages.

  • Establishment of Adarsh IAS for training students to face civil services examinations.

  • Conduct of ACS Foundation course for Commerce discipline students.

  • Browsing centre with 26 systems for e-learning and reference.

  • Administrative process is automated.

  • Accounts are maintained through financial softwares and examination fees are remitted through RTGS.

  • Faculty profile, student scholarship and University details are updated online.

  • Library has installed AUTOLIB software for complete management of the Library.

  • All the documents have been Bar coded in the Library.

  • To access e-resources digital library has been established.

  • Audio-visual equipment’s are available to conduct various orientation programmes for students and faculty members.

  • Scanners are available to digitize the documents like books, journals, newspaper clippings, syllabus, question papers, etc.,

  • DSpace software has been installed to manage institutional repository.

Careers360: What cultural and sports life can students expect in your college?
Dr. Jayashree Ghosh:

  • A total of 2500 students have participated in Sports, Games and other events of which 15 are National players, 5 University Blues (who are part of University Team representing Tamil Nadu), 80 state-level players and 25 inter zonal players.

  • 2000 students have won medals /awards in Sports, Games and other sports related events at the State and University levels.

  • A total of 1012 students have participated in various cultural activities.

  • 115 students have won medals /awards in cultural at the State and University levels

Careers360: What are the challenges before the college?

Dr. Jayashree Ghosh:

  • Mushrooming of Arts and Science colleges in the neighborhood.

  • Higher education competition in the present scenario.

  • Coaching the first generation learners.

  • Increasing demands of the employability skills from the Industry.

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