Institution About Us

OUR MISSION
St. Thomas' College firmly believes that, institutes of higher education, through their curriculum, are expected to provide knowledge, know-how, wisdom, and character to the students. "Knowledge" enables them to understand what they learn in relation to what they already know, and creates an ability to generalise from their experiences. "Know-how" takes them beyond mere understanding and enables them to put their knowledge to work. "Wisdom" makes them capable of deciding their priorities. Character development is the combined effect of knowledge, know-how, and wisdom, coupled with motivation. Character development is recognised by certain traits, viz., honesty, integrity, initiative, curiosity, truthfulness, cooperativeness, self-esteem, and ability to work alone and in a group.

Strenghths

Oldest Catholic College in Kerala, with around 100 years’ tradition of social commitment and helping local community.

• Awarded the College with Potential for Excellence

• Shown mettle in academics, social responsibility, national integration and global outlook.

.  High ranking in NAAC accreditation and the College has shown continuous improvement in the field of higher education and research in the State of Kerala.

• Granted autonomous status in the year 2014
• Student-centric pedagogy, governance and administration.
• Active participation of all stakeholders in academics and administration. Horizontal and lateral approaches, rather than top-down and vertical approaches.
• Students win high positions in university exams, UGC/CSIR/NET/JRF and many of them join for research.
• Students with social and national commitment take up ventures which brighten and positively develop local community and the nation. SFS and SSE are initiatives in this regard.
• Students, emerge winners in national and international level sports, games and cultural festivals.
• Eight departments are recognised as research centres by the affiliating University.
• Started five under graduate programmes, two Post graduate programmes,two B Voc programmes, one PG Diploma programme and one community college programme in the last five years.
• More number of female members of faculty are inducted in recent years.
• Tie up with well-maintained women hostels is established for female students and staff.
• 70% of UG and 85% of PG students are girls.
• St. Thomas’ College offers chance for female students to do PG and research programmes.  Out of the 53 research students, 39 are women.
• Women’s Cell supervises activities and facilities for women.
• Sick/Waiting rooms one in each block for women.
• Highly qualified, experienced and energetic faculty.
• Pro-active support by the management in introducing new technology and expanding infrastructural facilities. Grooming of intellectual culture among students through international exposure, interaction with eminent personalities and cutting edge research.
• Promotion of value based education is materialized with orientation talks by intelligentsia.
• Skill based courses in Media and Communication Studies and Medical Laboratory Technology.
• State-of-the-art technology and equipment in Science laboratories and VisualMedia Laboratories.
• One year diploma in Visual Communication under the Community College Programme.
• Certificate/Diploma courses are schemed so as to equip the candidates to keep abreast with the development in technology and communication.
• Academic and administrative processes are effected through academic software platform, high computer/student ratio, Wi-Fi and internet coverage in the whole campus and online journals and e-books.
• A library with around one lakh books to its credit.
• The feedback of the students, alumni and other stakeholders are considered while designing the syllabi. The curriculum is restructured so as to make the students fit to meet the academic and job market demands.
• Fool – proof internal assessment is done by way of internal exams, seminars, assignments etc. Systematic and rigorous methods are employed in conducting
the end semester exams.
• Best Physical Education Department in the University of Calicut.
• International students are given admission based on student exchange programme by Government.
• MoUs and partnership with national and international institutions and organizations.
• A campus friendly with students who are differently abled by offering them various facilities like ramps, computer screen reader software etc.
• International and national visibility through innovative conferences and seminars.
• Career Guidance and Placement Cell trains students in soft skill development and coaches them to excel in their career

 

Updated on: 14 May 2015

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