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VISUAL COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY


In this ever changing digital world, Media industry is growing at pace. Media are powerful tool of communication. Media training practice , creative thinking are primary tools for moving ahead and these are the core components of the Department of Visual Communication Technology. Visual communication technology is a innovative program design for creative and technical problem solving. B. Voc Visual Communication Technology in St. Joseph's college is a UGC Sponsored Degree Program with a Unique feature of Multi Entry and Multi Exit established in the year 2014. The Department have a real time infrastructure which includes Recording Studio , Production Room, AV Hall , Green Room and Acting Workshop. We endow students with Practical Knowledge and mind- skill and exhaustive exploration of the students creative potential to achieve breakthrough in design innovation for a variety of media forms.

Vision

  • To enhance professionalism in the media forms
  • To Produce Skilled workforce Labour in the various forms media Industry
  • To make education relevant and to create ?industry fit' skilled workforce

Uniqueness/ Specialty of the Course

The Course offers credit-based modular programmes, wherein banking of credits for skill and general education components is permitted so as to enable multiple exit and entry. This enables the student to seek employment after any level of Award and join back as and when feasible to upgrade their qualification / skill competency either to move higher in her / his job or in the higher educational system. This will also provide the learner an opportunity for vertical mobility to second year of B. Voc degree programme after one year diploma and to third year of B. Voc degree programme after a two year advanced diploma. The students may further move to masters and research degree programmes (NSQF Level 8 ? 10).

Details of Infrastructure

The department has an excellent studio for students learning and training purpose. This includes

  • Audio Video (Sound Proof) Recording Theater
  • Production Studio (Green & Blue Matte)
  • Multimedia Lab with Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Acting Workroom
  • Audio - Video viewing Hall

Audio Video (Sound Proof) Recording Theatre

In order to enhance the Professional skills of the students , which is the Mission and Vision of the B.Voc Programme , the management has contributed fund for developing the infrastructure with that to a real time Professional Studio .

The department had a Professional Recording theatre with iMac Systems. The Recording theatre is further equipped with the latest Digital Mixer (Presonus) with the 2.1 studio Master , Professional Keyboard that cost around 6 lakhs. The Recording theatre has a very good Acoustics with LED monitor for Re- Recording and dubbing, which paves way for a Professional dubbing unit.

The imac systems are upgraded with the latest original version software which includes Logic Pro and Neundo 7. The department also have zoom recorder for the students live recording purpose.

The Recording theatre was designed by our coordinator Dr .I. Arul Rayyapan and was implemented by Professionals like Bangaro of Bangs and Bangs , Chennai, and Mr. Prasanth , Sound Engineer, Chennai. The Studio was under the in-charge by Mr. Lourdes Terry, the sound Engineer.

PRODUCTION STUDIO :

The Department has large production room with Blue and Green Matt. The Production studio has 120 watts LED wall hanging Light set up , which acts as the Holly wood lighting costing around 2 lakhs . The latest DSLR camera numbering in five are provided to the students for field training and production.

The Photography studio was retouched to be professional studio with two pairs of white and Black umbrella lighting setup with colour filters and reflectors and light meters

POST PRODUCTION STUDIO

With aim of producing e- content and Promoting e- developing among the various departments and enriching e- materials in our college , the department has professional post production studio which includes the equipments and infrastructure like the Professional video camera SONY HXNR 3.

The post production lab of the Vis Com Tech department has imac systems with original version of the professional editing software Final Cut Pro.

MULTIMEDIA LAB

The multimedia lab of the department is upgraded with latest original version of software's with wi- fi connectivity for easy uploading and downloading.

ACTING WORKROOM

The Acting workshop room comprises of mirror glasses and a PC connected with internet. this enables the students to experience a reality in their performance and further go for better exhibit in the performance.

AUDIO- VIDEO VIEWING HALL

The AV hall is a 50 seater mini theatre set up with a LCD Projector for the display of the students work and film Screening.

ACHIVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMEN

STUDENTS ACTIVITY:

The Department of Visual communication Technology are the official photographers and Videographers from the year 2014. The Vis com Tech students are always active Participants within the college campus for various activities in terms of Photography and Video Coverage. The student activity of the year (2015) started with the photograph and layout designing of the Identity cards for the I year UG and I year PG and M. Phil students of the year 2015.The department students showed their Prudency in terms of their excellent coverage in the events.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

The year 2015 had enchanting entry, where the students appeared for their level Exam conducted by the Media and Entertainment skill Council (MESC) through the assessing Agency Naviriti, Bangalore. The Students appeared for the first time and they secured 100% percentage in the Level 5 Exam conducted by the Media and Entertainment skill Council (MESC) through National Skill Development Council(NSDC).

The Students formed a Team with Mr. Arivazagan of II Vis com Tech as Director , under the guidance of our beloved Fr. Xavier Antony , in Producing a Short Film under the Title B. Voc, the film that explains the career and future of a B. Voc student. The criteria the students face while their choice in choosing the course for their future.

The students Participated in the INDEP 2016 and won Prizes in the event like Instrophony, Poster Making, Western Song. The student named Mr. Chandrasekar of I B. Voc bagged Third place in the BDU Fest, intercollegiate cultural programme organised by the Bharathidasan university for the on the spot photography competition. The students named Mr. Ravivarman and Mr. Ashwin got a chance to cover the CCL matches of the year 2016.

DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES :

The department organize one day workshop with the Canon Professional and Universal Shoppe on the Theme Canon Photography. Mr. Jagathish Professional Canon Photographer trained the Students on nuances of Photography 30.8.2015.

The Sony India Pvt in association with the department organised one day workshop on the Sony Alpha Photography in the month of September 2015. The Resource Person is Mr. Kishore, Professional Sony Trainer, trained the students on the Alpha Photography and Mirror less Lens technology. They also displayed the demo session of various sony products to the teaching and non- teaching faculty of our college.

The Photographers from the Trichy association named Mr. Jagan and Mr. Sathya of Sathya studios, Trichy equipped the students with the technicality of Photographing. The department organized film festival on the theme of early Cinema in the month of November 2015 in the Audio Video viewing hall. the students are exposed to the world of Lumiere Brothers who introduced the film making.

The Students also learned the nuances of film making through the Charlie Chaplin film Festival in the month of December 2015.

The Department of Visual communication Technology in association with the Electronics Department organized a State level Technical Meet "Vis Com Tech Fest 2016" on 19.02.2016. The fest was inaugurated by our Secretary Fr. Sebastain SJ, and the Valedictory function was presided by Mr. Sabari Jegan Actor, Director and Film Institute Trainer Calicut. Students from various colleges namely Periyar E.V.R College, Holy cross College, Govt. Arts College Trichy, Thiru Vi ka Govt. Arts College, Thiruvarur, Srimad Advan College of Arts and Science, Bharathidasan University participated in the fest. The Overall Championship Rolling Trophy was bagged by the Periyar E.V.R college. The Short film Titled " Naarkaali" by Sathish of II B. Voc won first prize in the short film Competition , Mr. Chandrasekar won First Prize in On the Spot Photography, Robinson of I B.Voc secured First Place in Poster Making and Mr. Rakesh of I B. Voc won First Prize in Who's the Voice competitions organised for our department students.

The Department of Visual communication Technology and PG and Research department of History jointly organized a Three Day Workshop on "Use of ICT in Promoting ad Protecting Cultural heritage" with the financial Assistance of Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development , Sriperumbudur under the Scheme of Youth - Led Development Outreach Programme (YDP)in Higher Educational Institutions on Feb 22- 24, 2016. The workshop was inaugurated and the key note address was delivered by Dr. Ka. Nedunchezian , Professor Emeritus and Director , International Center for Tamil Language culture and Philosophy, Tiruchirapalli. The Dynamics of the workshop was briefed by Dr. Alexander Pravin Durai, coordinator, Dean, School of Management Studies and Dr. I. Arul Rayappan proposed vote of thanks. The Valedictory Function was presided by Mr. Annumukonda Ramesh, CEO, Media and Entertainment Skill Council, FCCI, New Delhi.

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SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION

The Department of B.Voc (Software Development and System Administration) was established in the year of June 2014. It is a UGC sponsored degree programme with unique feature of Multi-Entry and Multi-Exit. This programme launched a scheme on skills development based higher education as part of college education. The inauguration of the department and computer centre was inaugurated & blessed by Rev.Fr.Secretary and Rev.Fr.Principal in the JCICT centre.

Vision

B.Voc Programme aims at delivering quality education with Skill development, through broad-based training in problem solving, critical thinking and improving their soft skill

Mission

  • To train the students with desired skill
  • To impart the various technologies in order to form the students for their future in IT/IT Enabled Services.
  • The Information technology in India is growing and vocationally trained skilled workforce in very large numbers is required for software development. This course will fulfill the need of software enabled people in almost all sectors.

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School of Biological Sciences


BIOCHEMISTRY

The Biochemistry department was started in 1993 to foster knowledge on the subject and for teaching at the post-graduate level. The department was initially coordinated by the department of Botany and came into existence as a separate department in the year2002. Now the department is housed in the fourth floor of the Arruppe library buildings. It is one of the first independent Department of Biochemistry in India.
Since its inception, the department has trained over 400 Biochemists - many of whom are occupying prestigious positions all over the world. At present, the department is offering Post Graduate program in Biochemistry and preparing to introduce M.Phil in future.

Objective

To provide comprehensive Biochemical education to our post-graduate students.

Mission

  • To conduct high quality teaching in Biochemistry and to effectively transmit our knowledge in Biochemistry to the industry and to the general public.

Vision

  • To become a center for excellence in Biochemistry.
  • To make a lasting mark in the International scene.

Infrastructure Facilities

The department is provided with well furnished labs. The following instruments are used by the staff and students, for their practical and project works. The Department offers consultancy services to many researchers in the field of life sciences.

  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Microtome
  • ECG
  • 2D Gel electrophoresis
  • Plant tissue culture
  • Semi automated analyser
  • Soxlet apparatus
  • Animal house facilities authorized by CPCSEA
  • Cooling centrifuge
  • PAGE and AGE electrophoresis systems
  • Microbiology lab comprising Autoclave, Laminar Air flow chamber
  • CO2 incubator for animal cell culture

Following its tradition, the present students in this department are exposed to most of the emerging areas in the field of Biochemistry. In fact, in the last revision, new courses namely, Clinical research and recombinant DNA technology have been included in the syllabus ( 2014-15).

Every year, the department of Biochemistry organizes a state level workshop on experimental immunology and clinical biochemistry. The workshop is responded by a huge number of participants from all over Tamil Nadu. In addition, the department organizes a national conference on recent trends in the field of life sciences, every year to expose the researchers to emerging trends and also to share the new ides among the scientists.

Extension activities of the students

Knowing the efficiency of the department, the students were invited to carry out blood grouping camp for two Higher secondary schools of Lalgudi taluk, for a student strength of 2000 in the month of July 2012.
In addition , the students of our department are invited to conduct nutritional survey and health analysis on the children on Shephered adapted villages.

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BIOTECHNOLOGY

The Department of Biotechnology was started in 2002 to produce Post graduates to cater the needs of human resource required in Industries, National laboratories, R & D Labs, Pharmaceutical companies and Higher Education Institutes in India and abroad. Bharathidasan University has elevated our Department as a Research Department in the year 2007 and offered affiliation to conduct M.Phil and Ph.D. programs. The department is housed in a newly constructed Arrupe Library building consisting of class rooms with audio visual facilities, research laboratories, special labs for molecular biology, plant tissue culture and microbiology. The faculty has diverse background in subjects like Molecular Biology, Plant DNA bar-coding and spectral imaging. The Department is holding five recognized Ph. D. Guides in the field of Biotechnology and recognized for Major projects funded by DBT and UGC.

The department follows the co-education pattern and vigorously engages in teaching, research and co-curricular activity to boost up and build careers of the students. The students are trained to the new developments in Biotechnology research, communication skills, personality developments etc. by organizing:


  • Meeting with eminent Academicians and Scientists
  • Workshop/Symposia/Seminar - Participation
  • Industrial exposure towards new advancements
  • Internship
  • Domain based knowledge

Pass out students have been settled in various scientific organizations in India and abroad indicates the global acceptance of our department. The Department is currently maintaining 7 MoU?s with reputed National Institutions and Industry.


Course Design


Our M.Sc. Biotechnology Course is designed by Subject experts, Industrial Scientists, representative from our alumni, Present student representative and our faculty members to make the curriculum provide

  • in depth subject knowledge
  • adequate hands on skill on the various molecular techniques
  • Communication and
  • Research aptitude

Vision

To nurture world-class Biotechnologists with a potential to innovate, invent and disseminate knowledge for the benefit of society and environment.

Mission

  • Regular updation of the course curriculum to cater to the needs of academia and industry.
  • Initiate multi-disciplinary programs through academia-industry interface.
  • Emphasis on recent advancements in Biotechnology through organization of conferences, symposia, workshops.

In-built strength & unique advantages in the curriculum

  • Well designed course content and papers
  • Lab courses where students can acquire real `Hands on skill` on all molecular techniques and all essential higher end equipments
  • Scientific writing-writing abstracts from scientific articles published in biotechnology journals, interpretation and presentation of data in tabular formats and graphs and diagrams and writing full length papers on data provided.
  • Two weeks Industrial training at the end of 1st semester in the R &D units of leading biotechnology companies.
  • Two months Internship at the end of the 2nd semester at reputed research Institutes
  • One semester Project at reputed research Institutes

Curriculum supporting facilities

Department Library : Copies of the most frequently used books are also available in the Department for the use of students both for reading in the Department and home reading as well.

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Spacious, well equipped and furnished laboratories

Thinking Outside The Box - Elements

Inter Departmental courses (IDCs) available for the students

As one of the keys to success in ones career is `thinking outside the box`. Students are provided with a wide range of supportive courses commonly called IDC (interdepartmental course), offered by other Departments to learn some aspects outside the core curriculum that

  • Supports your future career whether aiming at higher education, employment, entrepreneur etc.
  • provides an edge over others in the field of your choice
  • makes you think innovative in your endeavor

One should take two IDCs one in the semester 2 and the other in the Semester 3. In the semester 2 it is mandatory that students should take Soft Skills offered by the Joseph Academy of Soft Skills (JASS) as their IDC. Soft skills offer cluster of skills such as

  • Personality traits,
  • Social graces,
  • Communication,
  • Personal habits,
  • Friendliness,
  • Optimism
  • individual`s interactions,
  • job performance and
  • career prospects

which are essential for the success of your career . In the semester 3 students have a choice of taking up any one of the IDCs24 according to their future plan.

  • Facilities are available to learn special software packages for example SPSS (Statistical software), Photoshop, flash etc. off the class hours

OTHER CAPACITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES

In order to inculcate innovative thinking and leadership qualities and bring out the talents in the students we conduct every year innovative scientific programs such as exhibition Joseph on biotechnology, Continuing Medical Education programs (CME),intercollegiate contests etc.

Under CME program in 2013 the concept was stem cells, in which experts` talks on the various aspects of stem cells, intercollegiate contests such as oration, quiz and poster presentation were conducted. Diabetics is taken as the theme of the CME Program 2014 January. Every year one such theme is taken and the whole program is designed, meticulously planned and conducted by our students. The beneficiaries of the programs are school and college students, Medical professionals and the interested public.Joseph

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Students are encouraged to attend and present papers in National seminars and workshops in the field of Biotechnology.


ALUMNI REUNION DAY

Every year on the Graduation day our alumni converge in the department and spend the day in the Department with the present students. The Department Database of our alumni is updated and this meet not only inspires our students but also provides good meeting ground to explore their future prospects and get guidance from their seniors.


HEALTHY PRACTICES

Healthy practices are focused to ensure a holistic formation in good values and impart in them a value added education.

  • Mentors for each class and Lady faculty to support the needs of the girl students.
  • Support guidance to work in the National Laboratories and reputed Research organizations
  • Encourages the students to attend National and International Conferences and present papers so as to provide them exposure and contacts with scientists and Institutions of their interest
  • Celebrate the Birthdays of the students, Welcome fresher`s and adieu meets that help the students strengthen their inter person relationship and concern.
  • Programs to build team spirit and leadership qualities
  • Display of clippings on great personalities and their quotes, Morals,
  • Daily readings from Holy scriptures of various religions

Extension activities

Shepherd web site the objective of the activities is to create the social awareness and concern and the program is conducted by the Extension Department-SHEPHERD.


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BOTANY

The history of the Botany department of this college dates back to 1912, when the study of Natural Science was introduced at the Intermediate courses. Rev. Fr. Gombert, SJ, was guiding the Botany and Zoology sections.
The Students of the Natural Science stream occupied the top slots in the medical and engineering centers of the country. The Botany course appeared in 1930 as an ancillary subject to the B.Sc., and B.A., major courses. From 1952 on wards Rev. Fr. Rapinat was pioneering the department in the early periods. Under his guidance the B.Sc., degree Botany course was started in 1952. He made extensive collections of plants and preserved them in the herbarium. He equipped the laboratories and library with a view to start post-graduate course. The M.Sc., degree in Botany was introduced in 1958, and the department was the first to offer it outside the Madras city in Tamil Nadu. The department was primarily engaged in preparing the students in B.Sc., and M.Sc., degrees till 1973, when the Research section was opened by the initiative of Rev. Fr. J. L. Gnanarethinum SJ. Research activities were conducted in plant physiology, plant biochemistry, palynology and ecology.
When this college became autonomous in 1978, a thorough reorientation was given to the B.Sc., and M. Sc., courses making them socially relevant and research oriented. The Rapinat Herbarium, a center for Plant Taxonomic research has its origin from this department. A large number of herbarium specimens, books, reprints and journals have been gifted to the herbarium and this formed the nucleus around which it expanded to the present status of international repute. Reading the signs of times and demand generated for job oriented modern programs the department of Botany took the initiative to offer M.Sc., Biochemistry as an interdisciplinary course in 1992. Later in 2001, M.Sc., Biotechnology course was started. Projects funded by UGC, DST, CSIR, DBT, MoEF and NMPB have been sanctioned.
The department established a glass house in 1980 which was renovated in 1998. It is useful for controlled cultivation of plants and is at the service of the post graduates during their dissertation. A tissue culture laboratory was established in 1993 and a separate microbiology laboratory was added in 1999. Our department has obtained Grant from DST and FIST Programme in the year 2010. Till now 62 scholars have obtained Ph.D degree and 195 got their M. Phil degree through this department.

Objectives of the Department

  • Provide the finest opportunities and environment for teaching, learning and research in various areas of plant sciences.
  • Promote sustainable human development by ensuring the participation of almost all students in co-curricular & extra-curricular activities.
  • Increase the employability of the maximum number of students by arranging the campus interview.
  • Promote the self employment of the students through various areas of plant sciences.
  • Organize various extension activities in the areas of plant sciences, environment and human values.
  • Organize various extension activities for cultivation of democratic and human values.
  • Develop the abilities of right kind of leadership amongst the students from rural area in all walks of life.
  • Transfer the knowledge and skills for fulfillment of changing needs/changing society.
  • Provide the opportunities of higher education for upliftment and empowerment

VISION & MISSION STATEMENT

  • To produce good citizens
  • To develop highly intellectual Botanists
  • To make individuals with social concerns through productive research

Uniqueness, thrust and specialty of the program(s)

UG & PG

  • Organizing workshops, colloquia and symposia on thrust areas of plant science in collaboration with others scientific bodies.
  • Exposing the members to various industrial applications of Botany through visits to industries thereby increasing the scope for Academy-Industry-Interaction.
  • Conducting quiz and poster presentation programmes to students to increase the general awareness and popularize the subjects among natural lovers.

MoU: MEMORANDUM OF UNDRESTANDING

  • K.S. Varier`s Ashtanga Ayurvedics (P) Ltd., Tiruchirapalli 620 102
  • National Research Centre for Banana, Tiruchirapalli 620 102
  • ANSA Herbs and Foods Pvt. Ltd., Tiruchirapalli 620 017

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School of Computing Sciences


COMPUTER SCIENCE

The Department of Computer Science was started in the year 1983. The Department offers B.Sc. (Computer Science) from 1983, MCA from 1984, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes from 2002. St. Joseph`s College was the first Arts and Science College to offer MCA in India and first to produce the PhD in Computer Science in the Bharathidasan University. There are 11 aided and 17 unaided staff members. Among five PhD holders, three staff members are guiding research scholars for Ph.D, 5 staff members are qualified NET/SET and 23 staff members are having M.Phil degree in Computer Science. The staff members of the Department serve as members of inspection committee of the Bharathidasan University for approval of Computer Courses, members of staff selection committee of other colleges, members of organizing committee of various conferences of international and national level and members of editorial board of research journals. In 2005 and 2007 a national level conference was organized. In 2014 an International Conference is to be held. The Department has produced 15 Ph.Ds and around 150 M.Phils. Seven minor research projects were completed, funded by UGC. Currently, one minor project funded by UGC and one major project funded by DST are under progress. To adhere to the motto of the Department "Professional Excellence", the Training and Placement Cell of the Department has helped to place 53 students in 2007, 2 in 2008, 9 in 2009, 23 in 2010 and 23 in 2011 in various MNCs. The companies like Asian Paints, Patni Computer Systems, Fulcrum Technologies, HCL, Infosys, Wipro Technologies, Satyam, TCS, Sutherland Global Services, iGate, Savvion, NetMagnus, Kumaran Systems and ISG Novasoft prefer to provide project cum placement to our students for their values and professional commitment.

Objectives:

  • To mould the students with Professional Excellence
  • To impart the technologies with social and spiritual values in order to form the young men and women for others
  • To strengthen the research and consultancy by bringing the more number of funded Research projects
  • To increase the placement, MoUs can be signed with prominent organizations and interaction can be improved with Alumni/ae

Vision

To teach the foundations of Computer Science to a level to gain mastery over the subject matter and to develop real interest in students so as to address basic questions of Computer Science, to be creative and to think further to find answers for them without losing ethical character of life.

Mission

To impart the knowledge of current technologies and to equip the students with required skill sets and personality traits such as team building and communication skills besides the contents of the syllabus.

Uniqueness, Thrust and Specialty of the Department:

  • St. Joseph`s College was the first Arts and Science College to offer MCA in India and first to produce the PhD in Computer Science in the Bharathidasan University.
  • Department of Computer Science having 11 Aided Staff and among them 5 have acquired PhD. This is one of the biggest Aided Departments in TamilNadu.
  • The Department had always been the role model for curriculum design to the parent University and other Colleges of the State. This is the first Department to introduce Soft Skill as a separate paper for both UG and PG programmes. Now, the Parent University is following the same for its affiliated Colleges for all UG programmes.
  • During every syllabus revision the latest trends in the IT industry like Android programming, Cloud Computing, Pervasive Computing etc., are included in order to equip the professional skills to the UG and PG students. Dress code is insisted among students to have Professional look. Our Students are very much appreciated by their employers for their values and professional commitment.
  • Every year an Annual Pilgrimage to Poondi is organized to enrich the spritual culture among the students.
  • Two MCA students have got funded Student projects from TamilNadu State Counsil for Science and Technology (TNCST).
  • The thrust areas of research are Cognitive Informatics, Data Mining, Web Services, Network Security and Mobile Computing.
  • Three PhD scholars are serving as Co-Investigators for one major project funded by DST and one minor projects funded by UGC.
  • Class room teaching by the M.Phil, Scholars under the supervision of assigned Staff member is made mandatory; the evaluation is included in the CIA of the General skills for Teaching and Learning paper. Along with their Research Advisors, the M.Phil. scholars alone have published paper in 15 National / International Journals / Conferences.

Facilities

Three class rooms are equipped with computers and A-V facilities to make them smart class rooms and there is an Audio-Visual Conference Hall with a seating capacity of 80. The Doctoral students have separate laboratory with 11 computers with an IBM Server and the regular laboratory, Rev. Fr. Savariraj Computer Center has 3 IBM Servers with 118 systems. Besides this the students make use of the facilities of Rev. Fr. Ehrart Computer Center which is another facility that serves to the needs of other departments such as Information Technology, Commerce-CA etc. The Library of the Department has a collection of 368 books and 89 CDs for the use of staff and students.

MoU signed

Company NameSigned onStatus
NetMagnus Solutions (India) Pvt Ltd, Chennai10th October 2007 Active

MoU objective:

To provide placement and training for Economically backward students.

Tie-ups:

A moral tie-up is made by the Department with the following organizations to get major projects for MCA students:

  • BHEL, Tiruchirappalli
  • BSNL, Tiruchirappalli
  • Asian paints, Mumbai
  • Savvion Technologies, Chennai
  • Progress systems, Chennai
  • ISG Novasoft, Chennai

E-Contents developed

Class/Demo handled by faculty

All the Staff members are effectively utilizing ICT tools to teach the Subject. A Hands-on session by Mr. S.T. Rajan in Android workshop held on 8th December 2012

PPT prepared for a specific topic

All the members of the Department producing ICT based Teaching and Learning materials for all the subjects of UG, PG and M.Phil programmes.

Web enabled class assignments/Tests and Handouts

The department developed a software `On-Line Examination System`, which is being effectively used for component tests by the computer science department and other departments apart from this the same tool is used by Controller of Examination for conducting M.Phil Entrance tests.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Department of Information Technology was formally started in the year 2007.It offers an Undergraduate programme (BCA, started in ), two Post Graduate programmes(M.Sc. Computer Science, started in and M.Sc. IT, started in 2007) and a diploma course(PGDCSA, started in ). The Department now under the School of Computing Sciences has the autonomy in framing courses for its various programmes. It is one among the biggest departments in Shift-II comprising of around 500 students and 14 faculty members. All the faculty members have completed M.Phil and nine of them have registered for the Ph.D programme and are pursuing their research by publishing papers in reputed journals. One of the staff members has presented a paper in Singapore. Two faculty members have qualified for NET and SET. The department offers various training programmes for the students to make them industry ready. The Department has helped to place 29 students in various MNCs. The students of the Department have developed software applications to assist the IQAC in choosing electives and student feedback.

Objectives of the Department

  • To impart knowledge in the field of Information Technology
  • To offer opportunities for higher education in the field of Information Technology
  • To achieve all round development of the students towards academic excellence
  • To have a meaningful evaluation as they progress through the programme
  • To actively contribute to the scientific community

Prizes, Medals and Awards

  • Received Best Department in Extension Actives for SHEPHERD programme-in the year 2008
  • INDEP Winners (2007, 2010, 2011)
  • Cultural Procession Winners in INDEP 2011
  • INDEP Runner-up (2008, 2009)
  • 100% Attendance- V. Jude Nirmal (2007, 2009, 2010) and George Gabriel Richard Roy (2012)

Vision

Provide skill formation to mould the students to make them inventive and entrepreneurial in the field of Information Technology, thereby assisting them to be technologically, socially and humanely well equipped.

Mission

The Department shall provide high quality education and training using ICT tools and pave ways for useful innovations by creating programmes with state-of-the-art infrastructure, excellent facilities and competent faculty. It shall emphasize on co-curricular and extra-curricular programmes to promote character building and impart life skills towards the excellence of the students in various aspects of their life.

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MATHEMATICS


The power of antiquity, the richness of its heritage, the pride of serving the cause of education, the nobility of its goal of uplifting the down-trodden and its unparalleled art of moulding clay into gold in academics with its MIDAS touch make the Department of Mathematics a venerable monument in this great arena of academic adventures. It is the oldest department in St.Joseph`s College and has a lion`s share in the prominence and the progress of this great educational institution. Incessant showers of success from the Department of Mathematics at the under-graduate level ever since 1844 proved its academic fertility to stake its claim for Postgraduate Courses. In 1911 the University of Madras granted permission to run the Honours course in Mathematics.

Mission

  • To educate through mathematical enquiry and research of holistic persons to promote better living conditions of the under privileged .

Vision

  • To learn Mathematical concepts to develop competency through reflections.
  • To serve the humanity through value driven training.
  • To contribute innovative research papers, articles and projects.

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STATISTICS


The Statistics Department was started in 1978, in which year the autonomy was granted to our College. Our department became a PG Department in 1999. Our department got recognition as a Research Department by the Bharathidasan University in the same year.

Most of our staff members possess Ph.D and publish many papers regularly. Many of our faculty publish books and serve as resource persons in national level Seminars and Workshops. We also offer consultancy services for the research scholars and industrialists.

Some of our staff members shared the college-level administrative responsibilities, like the Vice principal and Dean and IQAC co-ordinator.

Objectives of the Department

  • To produce high-caliber graduates in Statistics to effectively handle various statistical problems.
  • To provide strong foundation and motivation for doing research.
  • To train our graduates in Statistical Software for doing statistical surveys and scientific analysis for Central Government, State Government and Private Sector Organizations.

Uniqueness, Thrust and Specialty of our Courses:

B.stat Programme:

  • Inclusion of the subjects like Actuarial Statistics and Stochastic Processes.
  • Thrust is given for applying Statistics for solving real life problems using Statistical Software.

M. Phil Programme:

  • Teaching of the subjects like Multivariate Analysis, Advanced Statistical Inference and Quality Control Techniques.
  • Adequate training is provided in preparing quality teaching materials and handling classes

Vision of the Department:

To form competent, committed and ethical statistical professionals, who will serve the society.

Mission of the Department:

  • To provide a conducive learning environment. To utilize the expertise of our alumni for the betterment of current students. To give special thrust to contemporary research topics in Statistics.

Ph. D Programme:

  • To motivate research scholars to take up research work in Population Studies, Big Data Analytics so as to solve the contemporary problems.

Other Learning Resources

  • PPTs for explaining difficult concepts
  • animation- based e-content

Online Resources

  • Open Source Course Materials, which are available on Internet

Achievements of the Department

  • Seven Books were published.[BASIC Primer, FORTRAN Primer, Pascal Made Easy, COBOL in a Nutshell, C Primer, Java Programming, VC#.NET ]
  • An MoU was signed with Shakunthala Nursing College. As per this MoU, we will provide training in Statistical Analysis to their students.They will assist our Shepherd Programme in organizing medical camps.
  • More than one Minor projects, financed by UGC, were carried out by our staff Members.

E-Content developed:

  • PPTs were prepared for effectively teaching difficult Concepts.
  • Web-enabled Class Assignments: M.Phil Scholars are instructed to prepare assignments on the current research works undertaken in various areas of Statistics by browsing the Internet.

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School of Languages and Culture


ENGLISH


The Department of English enjoys the special status of being the only department that has contact with every student at the undergraduate level. The starting of BA (English) in 1962, MA (English) in 1965 and M.Phil in 1984 considerably enhanced the prestige and the importance of the Department. Under the autonomous set up, with its own Board of Studies, the Department has been periodically revising and updating the syllabi for BA and MA including socially relevant and job-oriented subjects and papers which have gained currency in academic circles.

Vision

  • The PG & Research Department of English aspires to offer holistic education by teaching and training the students in using English effectively, making the students employable, and leading them to the total formation of themselves within the human community in accordance with the Jesuit vision of higher education.

Mission

  • To empower students with language skills and soft skills.
  • To introduce the teaching and dynamics of teaching ? learning.
  • To empower the scholars with hands on experience on teaching in classroom.
  • To get students acquainted with the recent trends and theories of English Language and Literature.
  • To introduce student s to the philosophy and mechanics of research.
  • To familiarize them with the theories of literature, and help them acquire both theoretical thrust and hands - on experience in writing research papers and theses.

Healthy Practices

  • Communication Club
  • Bibliophile Club
  • Bards? Club
  • Lit Quest
  • Drama Fest

Journals Published

  • Hermes: A bi-annual Literary Research Journal 2008, ISSN09753516
  • Pedagogue: An Annual ESL/EFL Research Journal 2011, ISSN22777512
  • Logo: An Annual Literary Journal for Students

MoU:

  • St. Aloysius College, Mangalore
  • Ananda College, Devakottai
  • Selvam Arts & Science College, Namakkal
  • Loyola College, Vijayawada, Andhra

Students Enhancement Programme

  • Mentoring
  • PTA
  • Internship
  • Remedial Programme
  • WOESS (Weekly Orientation for English Staff and Scholars)
  • Bridge cum Remedial Course (All I UG Students)
  • A Certificate Course in English and French (SIEFL)
  • NET/SET Coaching Classes

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FRENCH


The Department of French had its inception in the college from the day it was started at Nagapattinam in 1844. French was taught to European officials at first and later some Indians were admitted into the course.
Fathers J. Bourdot, V. Allard, H. Ginhouse, A. Comboulives, A. Fournier, H. Audrian, F.X. Froehly, Lamahieu, G. Bergeron and J. A. Pays are the French Jesuits who headed the Department.
Fr. Annase SJ, Messers A. Clemet, Antony Maria Michael Joseph and S. Sandranad all Indians ably assisted Fr. Bergerson till his retirement in 1976.
He was followed by Dr. M.A. Savariar. The French Association started by him in 1978 is still functioning well. He was succeeded by Mr. A. Antony Raj who headed the department for 10 years. He was succeeded by Ms. Cynthia George who headed the department for about 1 year.She was succeeded by Mr Anandham Richard for 7 months as the head of the department. Now Mr Hermon Carduz is heading the department.

VISION & MISSION STATEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT

  • Discover the culture of France and the French language
  • Facilitates the movement of students overseas
  • Excellent and immediate employment opportunities as tourist guides,
  • translators, interpreters, IFS, lecturers and teachers
  • Interaction with students of other culture
  • Comparative study in literature

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HINDI

The Hindi Department has been functioning in this college for more than 5 decades. Messrs. A.Gopalan, R.H.Sundaresan, M.Aloysious Money were professors of Hindi. Mr. K.S.Pranatharthiharan is heading the department since 1988. The Autonomous status was conferred on our college in the year 1978. Then onwards this has become a one-man department, owing to the introduction of +2. Since Tamil Nadu happens to be a non-Hindi speaking state only students from Central Schools and AngloIndian Schools opt for Hindi under Part I. Now-a-days, more students study Hindi in part I. B.Com., students also have to take part I language in I and II years. As new courses are introduced, in the evening college, every year the strength in Hindi increases.

ACHIEVEMENTS

The department offers an additional course or job oriented course for the beginners. A great number of students join the course and they take part in the Inter-collegiate competition on Hind day. In the Sesqui Centenary year, Quiz, elocution and mime competitions were conducted at the inter-collegiate level for the first time in our college and the management, the department of Hindi and the students organized the same. Every year during Hindi week plans to organize the department such inter-collegiate competitions.

ALUMNI

Our Hindi students have occupied the highest positions in various organizations. Prof. T.P.Vanamamalai has retired as Hindi HOD in Jamal Mohamed College, who has studied in Hindi in 1947 in our College. Mr. S.Murali, who is employed in IOB, Tanjore has studied in our college from 1971-1976. Mr. Srinivasaraghavan and Mr. Jackson Joseph have joined in Bank of Baroda and LIC respectively.

VISION & MISSION STATEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT

  • to promote National Integration
  • to maintain religion harmony
  • mentoring to unite the people of different walks of life
  • to guide tourists from different parts of the country and world
  • Basic Hindi / spoken Hindi for all.

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HISTORY

The Department of History is as old as the College itself. In the year of its inception in 1844, the College offered the following courses: History, English, French, Latin, Greek and Philosophy. After its transfer to Tiruchirappalli, the College took special interest in strengthening the Department of History. BA course in History was introduced when the College was affiliated to the University of Madras. When in 1911 the College became an Arts and Science College, an Honours course in History was introduced under branch V-I. It was in this period, the library stack room in the History section was flooded with primary sources such as Dispatches from the East India Company, Annual Reports of the Archaeological Survey of India, Inscription Manuals, Gazetteers, etc. But slowly the number of students opting to do this subject began to dwindle, and so the Department was closed down, though the BA Honours course in History continued upto 1960. BA History was revived in 1977 and MA History is now taught Shift - II.

Presently the department B.A. M.A, M. Phil., and Ph. D. programmes in History. Its strong research orientation is very clear as it has produced 42 Ph. D. and 320 M. Phil. Scholars since 1977. And the faculty members have so far authored 16 books both in English and Tamil and published 70 research papers on history and related areas. The Department faculty regularly involve themselves in research resulting in the completion of one Major Research Project, three Minor Research Projects and one Faculty Improvement Programme - all supported by both UGC and ICHR. The department had an MOU with the Southern Railways which sponsored a research project on "The History of Evolution of Rolling Stock in Indian Railways." And it was successfully completed.

A biannual research journal titled "Indian Historical Studies" (ISSN 0973-2713) is being published from the Department from October 2004. It is a recognized journal by the Registration of Newspapers of India, New Delhi, (TN/ENG/04144/13/08/2003) and is financially supported by Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi. In order to encourage research interest among the students and scholars it organizes endowment lectures regularly for which four endowments were instituted in honour of the distinguished retired professors.

The Department provides a better learning atmosphere with spacious class rooms, Audio Visual Hall, Computer Laboratory with internet connectivity, a well stocked library and several advanced learning equipments etc, ICT Lab for Historical Research and the AV Hall were established with the financial aid of UGC. A memorandum of understanding has been signed with Railways for tour operations which help arranging tours with great care. With the view to enhance students" learning process the department has established a well equipped Dr. T. Sundararaj ICT Lab and Library for Historical Research which has uninterrupted net connectivity. Individual Project Work for the third year UG students and final year PG students is mandatory. The department has its own library with good number of standard books (about 850 books). With the financial support of the UGC, the Department conducts an Add On Course on "Tourism and Hotel Management" and a Certificate Course on "Human Rights." The Department regularly either hosts or organizes national or state level seminars and workshops sponsored by UGC, ICHR and CICT. XXIII Annual Session of South Indian History Congress for three days, Ecological Movements and Sustainable Development for three days, Workshop on Research Methodology in History for three days, Trends in Higher Education and the Formation of Ideology, Identity and Collective Consciousness in India (1832-1986) for three days and Right to Sustainable Development - Subaltern Perspective for two days, and a three day seminar on " Contribution of the Sangam and post Sangam Classics to Ancient Indian History" and a two day ICHR sponsored seminar on "Historians and Historiography of Tamil Nadu" are a few to mention.

The Department takes keen interest in providing students hands on experience by arranging field visits and study tours regularly. The study tours cover historical places in Tamilnadu and also all over India. These visits provide academic exposure to students by visiting libraries, Museums, Book fairs etc.


Journal

The prestigious half yearly research journal `INDIAN HISTORICAL STUDIES` is being published by the Department from the year 2004. The Department also evinces keen interest in promoting sports and there are a number of distinguished sportsmen who have helped enhance the prestige of the college. Rev. Dr. M. Arockiasamy Xavier S J,Chief Editor. website: IHS Journal


Teacher`s Forum

The staff members of the Department of History regularly meet the Teacher`s Forum which is held in the department itself monthly once in the third week of every month. The two staff members per month would make their presentation. An article would be presented by a staff and book review by another.

Department Clubs

The Department of History has created two clubs among the students for the academic activities and for the cultural development. The Clubs are Quiz Club,Volunteer Club.

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SANSKRIT

  • The Department of Sanskrit was started in St. Joseph`s College in 1907 with Sri. T.V.Srinivasachariar as the first teacher. The speciality of the teacher`s inspiration was such that one of his students called Mr. Menon dedicated to him his publication of the first ever translation of Sri Narayana Bhattatri`s Sri Narayaniyam, a magnum opus of devotion to Lord Krishna at Guruvayur.
  • Next came the doyan by name Sri. V.Gopala Iyengar, who became popular for his erudition in English also. Since the strength in the Sanskrit classes rose up, Mr. Moni joined him in shouldering the responsibility of the Department.
  • After Mr. Moni left, Sri. A.Subrahmanya Iyer was associated with him. Both retired after four decades of successful service each.
  • Later Sri. Bhoovarahan was appointed and he went to St. Joseph`s College Bangalore to fill up a vacancy.
  • Rev. Fr. Dr. A.Amaladoss, S.J., M.A., Ph.D., having had his qualification from Karnataka University, Dharwar, came out with flying colors to head the department. He went for his doctoral research in Dyvanyaloka after popularizing Sanskrit Debate by gala functions.
  • Sri. K.Srinivasan followed him in the Department and made his exist into the Border Security Force. Sri. A.Subrahmanya Iyer was invited to help the students again to complete their course of study. Sri. R.Thirunarayanan, M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed., joined the Department in 1975. Application oriented courses in Sanskrit for beginners were started along with the autonomous system. The curriculum under autonomy was revised to include prosody as a new subject and modified to suit the present needs of the society, keeping abreast of the latest developments.
  • When he went for doing M.Phil., in Sanskrit at Annamalai University, a Kerala University Post Graduate was selected through an interview for the F.I.P. vacancy. His name was Sri. G.Prabha who was fortunate to join in a permanent vacancy at Loyola College, Madras.
  • Dr. Thirunarayanan has served his prestigious institution in the Department of Sanskrit for more than 3 decades.
  • The strength in the classes, thanks to all Rev. Fr. Principals, have been encouraging throughout the history of the Department of Sanskrit, St. Joseph`s College and by the Lord`s grace, we hope to achieve greater heights in future years.
  • Dr. M.S.Madhavachari is heading the Department of Sanskrit from 20.06.2013.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sanskrit related to Modern Science
  • Dharmic ideas are embedded
  • Self discipline can be obtained
  • Works of Kalidasa, Bharavi Bhasa, etc. are relevant today
  • Chanakya's Artha Sastra - a Master Piece which is socially relevant even today.

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TAMIL


It is one of the oldest departments. BA Tamil was started in the year 1982 and MA Tamil in 1995. It was recognized as a research department in 1986. Great stalwarts like Iyyanperumal. Rampola Mascarenhas as and Natesa have served in this department

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School of Management Studies


BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The Department of Business Administration (BBA) emerged in the year 1999 with its newly designed curriculum integrated with ICT for the better coverage of the subject, accumulation of knowledge, attainment of skills, understanding and applicability. Our course and curriculum effectively contribute for the national productivity and international competitiveness and had its origin from the Department of Economics. The Department began to function independently from the academic year 2002 onwards. This budding department offers an undergraduate program in Business administration (BBA). The Department involves students in interactive classes where they can learn, acquire skills and form attitudes and values appropriate form of managerial and professional courses in business, industry and government. Specifically the programs are designed to assure that participants develop an integrated body of knowledge in the business and management of modern organization. The BBA programmes provide the students the opportunity to go forward in the broad range of professional directions and build sound and rewarding careers to compete effectively in today?s fast paced world.
Our students acquire computer skills, entrepreneurial skills, leadership qualities and learn investment tactics. Besides, our students undergo internship training, periodical industrial visit, and project work and actively involved in SHEPHERD, the extension activity of the college. Our department has been using new strategies for advanced learning such as instructional strategy, additional assignment of responsibility, providing access to professional learning careers. The modern techniques of teaching and learning are also used in our department. Currently our department has also undertaken MOU?s with other organizations. Our students are becoming courageous, encouraging, energetic and creative. Our students are taking part in the academic competitions organized by various colleges of various universities across the state. The curriculum is updated according to the changing environment in industry, business world, commerce and management through board of studies with eminent members.

Vision and Mission statement of the Department:

Vision

To enhance premier business education through a suitable dynamic curriculum in the era of liberalization, privatization and globalization and to give value based management graduates to the society.

Mission

The Department is striving hard to offer quality management education and empower talented students to achieve their utmost potentiality as being ethical business professionals and community leaders with an understanding of the global context of business and its social impact.

Scholarships

  • Cash prize awarded for the meritorious students in the name of the Rev.Fr. Soosai SJ.
  • Cash prize awarded for the meritorious students on the Annual Day Function

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COMMERCE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS


The Undergraduate degree course in Commerce Computer Application (B.Com.CA) was started in the year 2008. In the year 2011, the Postgraduate degree course in Commerce Computer Application (M.Com.CA) was introduced. It provides teaching in the area of Commerce, Accounting and Computer Applications. It includes various specialization papers in Commerce and Computer Application subjects. It maintains a good industry and institutional interaction. It highlights the concepts and skills for Accounting and Computer Applications. The curriculum represents the course response to evolving accountancy and computer techniques.

The enthusiastic teachers of this Department prepare students to pursue their higher studies and get employed in the highly competitive job market. It imparts value addition courses to all students. It conducts seminars and takes students on industrial visits. The curriculum is updated according to the changing environment in industry and Commerce through board of studies with eminent members.

Vision:


The vision of our department is to synthesis the stakeholders' energy to get the global recognition in the areas of Commerce with Computer Application and also to elevate the Department to the status of a centre of Research.



Mission:

  • To train and develop the students to be employable in the changing environment of IT and Commerce Sectors.
  • To enhance the quality of teachers through knowledge exchange programme.
  • To develop the Department into a pioneering centre of Teaching, Learning and Research in the area of Commerce with Computer Applications

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COMMERCE.

The Department of Commerce was started in the year 1948, for offering the three-year B.Com degree course with the motive of inculcating professional ethics and competency in business and management. The B Com course has been offered in Shift-II since 1972. The department is very proud to have introduced and taught Card Punching, BASIC, COBAL and FORTRAN - the most popular computer languages as early as 1970s.The Post Graduate course (M.Com) was started in 1988. The Department started a full time M.Phil course in 2001 to cater to the need of scholars in pursuit of research. Twenty two of our staff hold M.Phil Degree, fourteen hold Ph.D Degree and ten are recognized as guides to advise and supervise research scholars in almost all the areas of business and management. The department was elevated as the Research Department in 2003. So far three National seminars (1999, 2000, 2005) and one International seminar (2014) have been conducted on socially relevant themes. Endowment lecture in honour of retired professors and COMCARNIVAL - an inter collegiate state level event for commerce students are the annual features. The department is the pioneer in the state in introducing courses on business ethics, computer languages and applications and accounting software. The department has the distinction of introducing courses for holistic development of individuals with social thrust. The department prepares students to pursue professional courses such as CA, ICWA and ACS through feeder courses.

Vision and mission statement of the department

Vision

To help students learn value based and society oriented principles and practices of Commerce and Management and to prepare them to fit into globally competitive environment.

Mission

  • To strengthen the department with socially relevant research and courses of higher education.
  • To impart students with professional and job oriented skills.
  • To inculcate interest among the students on entrepreneurship.

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ECONOMICS


The Department of Economics was started as an under graduate department in1844. The Post graduate course and the research programme were started in 1930 and 1974 respectively. The Department offers UG, PG, M.Phil Courses and Ph.D programme.
The Department is actively engaged in consultancy services and has MoU with factories (The Ramco Cements Limited). The Department members are consultants for Central Co- operative Bank, Tiruchirappalli and counsellors for the central prison in Tiruchirappalli. The faculty members also act as expert members for the Board of Studies and Evaluation Committee of various colleges.

The innovative practices of the Department are:

  • Organizing Research Methodology Seminar for M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D scholars annually.
  • The Department is the Head quarters of Association of Economists of Tamil Nadu (AET) and publishes ?Peninsular Economist? with ISSN.
  • The Department collaborates with Malcolm & Adisehiah Elizabeth Trust, Chennai to organize seminars, workshops and
  • competition in essay writing and elocution.
  • The Department organizes an intercollegiate programme known as ECONS to enable the students to exhibit the hidden talents in curricular and co curricular activities.

The Department remains as the hub of research and consultancy activities. The Department has received two major and six minor Research Projects funded by UGC, ICSSR and Malcolm & Elizabeth Adisesiah Trust.



Vision and Mission Statement:

Vision:

Learning and understanding of Economics is the guiding principle for the development of the society for facilitating a sustainable and inclusive development of the nation by harnessing the potentialities emerging from the knowledge based society for the welfare of mankind.

Mission:

To provide curricula that promote critical thinking, skills and enhance decision making abilities which help the students of Economics become productive and informed citizens. Our faculty will engage in disseminating new knowledge, developing quality teaching skills, maintaining high professional standards and actively serving the student community.

ECONS

ECONS is a cultural and academic extravaganza organized by the students of the Department of Economics. This provides an ideal opportunity for the students of Economics to expose their hidden talents and potentials. Students of various Colleges of Bharathidasan University vie with one another for the coveted Rolling Shield given by the Department.

The 25th Annual Conference of the Association of Economists of Tamil Nadu was hosted by the Department in the College campus in the course of this academic year.

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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT


The Department of Human Resource Management (originally Society, Cluture and Civilisation) was started in the year 1983 offering its MA degree programme to graduates from any discipline of the humanities and sciences. Later the Department`s nomenclature was changed to Social Dynamics. The name of the Department now is Human Resource Management. It is purely a value based and socially oriented course. The students are given both theoretical input and practical training in understanding the social structure and the causes and agencies of social change. As part of this course, Rural and Tribal camps, Industrial Visits, In-plant and In-house training programmes are offered during the summer vacation. All India educational tours are periodically organized which provide students with an exposure to diverse cultures. Regular field visits to Voluntary Organizations, Case Analysis, Group Discussion and Individual Conferences are the pedagogical methods adopted. Seminars and Symposia on related social problems are also organized by the Department. This course was designed to give thrust to the dynamics of society exclusively, deviating from traditional social science courses, keeping in mind the true expectations of autonomy granted to the College.

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CHEMISTRY

The 110 year-old Department of Chemistry was founded in the Year 1906 by Rev. Fr. Augustinun Hass SJ. with Undergraduate course in Chemistry. As early as 1960 the M.Sc Chemistry was started. After 5 years the Ph.D. in Chemistry was introduced in the year 1965. About 21 Members of the Staff are involved in Teaching. They are assistingly collaborated by 8 Non-teaching Staff. There are about 300 Students learning Chemistry at the UG and PG levels. More than 85 Ph.D. Scholars are doing their research in Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry houses 9 Laboratories, 1 Store-room, 9 Classrooms and 1 Staff-room. It is a FIST and DBT-funded Department.
The Department is well equipped with an FIST- Instrumentation Lab. The Students of Chemistry conveniently use the FIST- Department Library shelved with very recent books in many fields of Chemistry. The Department has published more than 2500 research papers in many Chemistry Journals of National and International repute.
The Faculty of Chemistry have authored as many as 6 Books sofar. More than 12 Practical Manuals have been published by the Department.
For the past 10 years the Department has been conducting CSIR-NET/SET/GATE and IIT Coaching classes. It has helped many scholars qualify these Examinations.

VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT

Vision

  • To form men and women for others who will live and promote chemical sciences for healthier living of all forms of life in the earth globally and locally.

Mission

  • To create a favourable chemistry learning environment
  • To foster a better experimental learning of chemistry
  • To nurture creativity and innovations in thoughts and actions
  • To make significant contributions towards teaching, learning and researching chemistry for social relevance.

Values

  • Academic excellence in chemistry with ethical values
  • Chemistry for social relevance
  • Quality, access, equity and green aspects in chemistry

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Class Rooms : 09
  • Smart Class Rooms : 01
  • Labs : 03
  • LCD : 06
  • Computers : 12
  • Printers : 03
  • Special Labs : 03

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ELECTRONICS


The Electronics Department is 23 years old with B.Sc., and M.Sc., electronics courses currently. The department has excellent infrastructure, separate U.G and P.G laboratory to facilitate the graduates with latest trends. At present the department comprises 8 faculty members, 77 UG students and 20 PG students. The curriculum is designed to acquire expertise in embedded system and provide practical exposure on the same. The graduates are trained skillfully and are motivated to express the creativity through electronics exhibition "JOSELEX" conducted once in an academic year, in the context of sharing knowledge. Consultancy services are offered to various department inside the campus as well as outside the campus.

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PHYSICS


The growth and development of the Department of Physics, one of the earliest departments of the College, is as follows: BA Physics Course was started in 1881.BSc (Hons) Physics Course was started in 1906 at SJC, the only College to offer it outside Madras City for nearly 40 years. MSc Physics Course was started in 1961. A new nomenclature was offered to the hitherto BA Physics as BSc Physics Course in 1930 and an additional section was added in 1963. BSc Physics Course was started in Shift-II in 1982. Recognition was offered by the University of Madras for research work leading to PhD Degree in 1971. MPhil Degree course was introduced in 1977. The Department of Physics has been the nucleus for starting two UG, two PG (Computer Science and Electronics) and two PG Diploma Programmes.

Vision

To offer quality Physics Education to the marginalized students given to us in achieving excellence by our commitment and to standout as pre-eminent teaching cum research centre.

Mission

  • To develop next generation skilled professional To meet out the cut-throat competition in securing employment To be a model teaching fraternity among Physics Teachers.

Interdisciplinary courses offered and name of the departments involved

  • Allied Physics (for Maths, Chemistry, Comp Sci & Electronics)
  • Skill based elective for UG (Cell phone Servicing, Electrical Wiring, Videography)
  • IDC for PG (Modern Photography)

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