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     Prologue..

 

 

Sri Krishna Arts and Science College is a self-financing co-educational Institution affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, founded by VLB Trust in the year 1997.  The Institution is housed in an area of 14.17 acres of land with the state of art buildings of about 34,148 Sq.mts.  The Institution has established a quality management system which is certified by TUV SUD (Germany), ISO 9001:2008 standard.  The College is reaccredited at “A” grade with the high score of CGPA of 3.26 by NAAC in the year 2015-2016.  The Week magazine has ranked the College in the 45th position among the Commerce Colleges in India.  The College has 6097 students in the present year and the faculty strength is 244.  The Compound Annual Growth Rate of students per year is 21%.  The College offers 23 Undergraduate Programmes, 12 Postgraduate Programmes, one Integrated Programme and four Research Programmes.  The College has multi-purpose halls and auditoriums like Sri Krishna Hall, four seminar halls, Open Air Theatre, playground, gymnasium, Two Volleyball courts, Basket Ball court, Kabaddi court, Football field, Ball badminton court, Cricket net for practice and standard athletic track with eight lanes are available in the College. Facilities are plenty for indoor games like table tennis, Carrom, badminton and Chess. The College has established a Health Center and a medical dispensary unit in  tie-up with Sri Ramakrishna Hospitals.    

The Institution has signed MOUs with Bombay Stock Exchange Institute, Mumbai, Tata Consultancy Services – Bangalore,  Infosys  –  Bangalore,  Oracle,  Tally Academy,  Aditya  Birla  Group, UTL Technologies, Electronic Skill Development Council, IIT - Mumbai, and Clayton State University, Atlanta, USA. 

The College has achieved academic excellence in various fields by placing its students in various Multi-National Companies like Infosys, Wipro, TCS, CTS, Deloitte, Tech Mahindra, Aditya Birla, Oracle, Standard Chartered Bank, KPMG, E&Y, Grant Thronton, IBM, Hotel Taj and Hotel Asiana etc.  The number of placements for the year 2015-2016 is 1106 with the offer of 1882.

The College has 32 Ph.D Degree holders of various disciplines and 61 faculties are pursuing Ph.D.  The students and the members of Staff have presented 538 papers in various conferences and published 399 articles in various journals during the academic year 2015-16.  The College has organized ten National Conference and one International Conference during last five years.  It has undertaken three collaborative projects and three projects from UGC, New Delhi and Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology.

The Learning Model Architecture of SKASC is “Vision to Wisdom Approach”.  The programmes are designed based on multifaceted prolonged approach to cater the mission of the students joining in SKASC.  The curriculum design is at par with the UGC standards for Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).  The teaching, learning and evaluating system have been inter-linked with the Capstone education model. SKASC introduced Capstone courses (Capstone Project 1.5 version) to overcome the barriers in traditional outcome based education by identifying the clinical capstones (as used in Harvard University).  This model in SKASC provides an excellent opportunity to identify whether students have acquired the central knowledge and skills which are of the carefully selected outcomes from the expected courses. The selection of course is done by the students on “Calling Card” basis.  Students can select the desired course and faculty based on the learning-pathway experience. It ensures the Flexible Choice Based Credit System. The coherence in the course has been fixed based on the course objective. The bottom of the capstone ensures the teaching method. The teaching method differs according to the objective of the course. For example, the DSC (Discipline Specific Course) pedagogy has eight “Caps” which describes the behavioural aspects of the core value.  The teaching area will be divided into four “Caps”.  Each “Cap” has its own objective. Each “Cap” is designed to meet the individual learning style and talents of the students concerned.  Faculty and students agree that the capstone process is beneficial in terms of providing opportunities for more thoughtful student reflection. It enables students to make sense of the programme in a systematic way and encourages students to apply skills and theories.

 

The learning system of the specific “Cap” has been done in both off-line and in on-line system. The course materials are posted in Google classroom as well as in on-line portal of “Myklassroom.com”. The course contents are of reflective types. It includes studying through bottom line, case studies, application of knowledge, competency mapping, literature reviews, argumentation papers, audience analysis, canon discussions, and student self-evaluation.  This enables to enrich the students’ knowledge in respective skills. For this purpose, Google blogs, knowledge Forum and Apps are created. Students can have their own blogs and forum. Teaching through Interactive boards in the class room enables to promote skills in the areas of research, problem solving, critical thinking, reflection, synthesis, teamwork, communication and professional orientation. To identify the application of core course values, SKASC introduced “edutainment” programme. The teaching pedagogy under edutainment programme will be governed by the demonstrator, instructor and evaluator. 

The College has enabled e-learning and m-learning facilities for students. E-learning is enabled to the students so that they can log on to virtual classroom (myklassroom.com) and learn their subjects 24 /7. It is a self-based instructor-led learning which includes media in the form of text, image, animation, streaming video and audio. They can also interact with faculty and fellow class students, submit assignments and attend on-line tests. The e-learning platform is merged with social networking to enable the students to listen to lectures of scholarly professors from other universities both in India and abroad. It also enables students to learn beyond curriculum and advanced learning in the subjects of their liking. M-learning is also enabled for students through Google apps and Myklassroom.com. The number of contents available is as of now 47320 Subject Links, 26210 Course related Articles, 3555 Faculty Lectures 7371 Educational Videos, 4481 Visual Presentations, 6526 Instructor Notes, 2503 Course Assignments. The students have options to attend Sunday tests and placement tests through Myklassroom.com.

The evaluation system is based on the “Cap” designed for the particular course. SKASC strongly believes that the evaluation system should be based on the clinical behavioural aspects of the students. Hence modular assessments system is introduced. The evaluation of Caps are based on fourteen parameters.  Out of that, a course will have minimum four parameters. Each parameter will be assessed by its own objective and method. It is specified in the lesson plan of the course.  This ensures the evaluation established on the understanding and application level based for the specific skill required for the particular course.

 Due to this approach, students can easily map their own competency and fix career path based on the skills acquired.  The vision mapping of a student is based on the courses he chooses and not based on the programme.  The students’ counsellor will map the competency of the students in each area and suggest the desirable courses for him. The students have the option of choosing three Ability enhancement courses, two language courses, eight Discipline specific courses, two discipline centric elective courses, four inter-discipline electives, two skill enhancement courses and four non-credit courses. The course objective will be matched with his vision statement. Hence the vision values are customised according to the needs of the students. To impart industrial skills, industry-academic interface courses are introduced. A student can opt for institutional training during the first-year summer vacation and during fifth semester he can opt for Industrial Exposure Training. During the period 2011-16, 2214 students were trained by the industries. The success of vision mapping has been proved by the alumni of SKASC. During the period 2011-16, SKASC has produced 34 auditors, 512 BFSI professionals, 421 programmers, 2321 ITES professional, 972 trainers in IT sector, 211 second generation entrepreneurs, 32 first generation entrepreneurs and six international volleyball players. The institution has produced eleven state players in volleyball, 92 players representing Basketball, Soft ball, Cricket and Athletics is University level.

          The College has introduced innovations in academics, administration and other levels of College functioning to foster global competencies among students and enable them to carve a niche for them in this fast changing educational scenario. 



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