NEWMAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The education system of India has witnessed a huge change with the introduction of high quality affordable and socially relevant syllabus. This has helped to harness the full demographic dividend into the field of higher education. The immensity of human resources stands to the country’s advantage though there is a dearth of skilled workforce. The XII Five year plan has envisaged many initiatives, to narrow down this disproportion between demand and supply of skilled workforce. Community colleges form a prominent source to contribute efficient and skilled human beings to this pressing demand in the global scene.
Aims and Objectives
1. To make higher education relevant to the learner and the community by providing skill based education.
2. To provide the platform for students to join the workforce at the end of every year and to resume their education at a subsequent stage, may be after some years.
3. To provide for up-gradation and certification of traditional/acquired skills of the learners irrespective of their age.
4. To provide opportunities for community- based life-long learning by offering courses of general interest to the community for personal development and interest.
The UGC has sanctioned one year diploma programmes in Dairy Science and Rubber Technology. On completion of first year the students are given a diploma in respective skill sector.
DRC Testing Centre
The dry rubber content testing is the regular extension activitiy of the chemistry Department. This service enables the farmers to get the genuine price for their rubber products.
This ten day long crash course in summer vacation provides free coaching in communicative English for the 10th Standard pupils from malayalam medium schools. This is the initiative from the department of English.
Centre for Women Empowerment
The centre, attached to the women’s forum of the College, aims, at enhancing the capability levels of women folk in the larger society. The centre undertakes various skill oriented training programmes and awareness programmes for women in society.
Centre for Gandhian Studies
The University Grants Commission has established a Gandhian Study Centre at the College in 2010. Attached to the Department of Political Science, the centre aims at propagating the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi in the Society at large.
Yoga Training Centre
The College has a well functioning Yoga Training Centre under the mastership of ‘Yogacharya’ Paul Madathikandam. The training facility is available to the students on all working days from 3.45 to 4.45 p.m.