Feedback processes of the institution
The college promptly collects and assesses the feedback from its stakeholders viz parents, alumni, students and teachers. A format is prepared and distributed among all the stakeholders on different occasions. After an expert analysis the matters are discussed among the members of the faculty before communicating it to the authorities concerned.
The parents of the students of this college are keen in the studies of their children. They take good care in giving creative and suitable feedback on the curriculum followed by the students. The Institution collects feedback from parents on the occasion of the annual PTA meetings well as in the Department-wise PTA meetings. The feedback format is formulated to analyse the size of the syllabus and the work load on students, compatibility of the programme with the preceding courses, extra reading demanded from the students, availability of text books and reference materials, flexibility of the syllabus, availability of e-resources, proportionality of the syllabus to the hours available, application level of the text books, support for further studies and innovations of course contents.
The parental feedback is collected in the form of questionnaire with a six grade rating scale. Most of the parents are happy with the course content but many were of the opinion that the work load on students is really heavy and they have to go through the syllabus in a rush before the examination. Also there came a comment that the present curriculum gives scope for only an exam oriented way of studies as the students get little time to master their subject. Instead they prepare certain readymade answers for appearing well in the examination. This matter was considered seriously by the institution and was pointed out to the syllabus restructuring committee and got a desirable effect.
The present syllabus restructured in 2017 goes hand in hand with the hours allotted. Also the parents informally requested the introduction of uniforms to ensure uniformity among the students of all classes. So the college took up the task of distributing stitched uniforms to the students and this has fixed a proper dress code for the students.
Feedbacks from Alumni are usually taken on the Annual Alumni meeting conducted on 26 January every year. In addition, feedback forms are kept in the departments for collecting feedback from the alumni when they visit the departments or on departmental alumni meetings. Feedback on courses were taken only from those who studied between 2013- 18, as the others were not well acquainted with the current syllabi.
But, to evaluate the learning atmosphere provided to the students a feedback on the institution is also taken from all the alumni where they assessed the quality of teachers, promotions of co-curricular and extension activities, general administration of the college, admission procedure, library, supporting services and other infrastructural facilities. Almost all the students were happy with the facilities and ambience they had in the college.
Feedback were duly collected from teachers also. As a community that keeps in touch with the different syllabus revisions and the student standards time to time, the most expert and resourceful suggestions were obtained from them. It is notable that teachers from most of the departments were satisfied with the density of the curriculum offered by the university but most students disagree with that as they hesitated to mark the parameters given to them as excellent.
This has been discussed and finally concluded that it is the high difficulty level of the papers offered in the core courses that made the students apprehensive. Regarding the workload imposed on the students the teachers agreed with the parents and action has been taken to reshuffle/ minimize the topics allotted to them. The syllabus brought in during the academic year 2017-18 was in tune with the requirements of the student community. But a few courses like the common course English- Fine Tune Your English” invited harsh criticisms and it was promptly redressed before the commencement of semester examinations.