I Imparting Quality Education

The Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations (MDGs,2002) considers knowledge as the prime mover of development in the new Millennium. Hence acquisition of quality and excellence is the Goal set for the Higher Education Institutions.

II Academic Reforms

Develop the curriculum to offer diversity and flexibility to learners.

Redesign/Restructure curriculum relevant to the Regional and National needs.

Collect feed back from students, alumni, faculty, community and employees.

Organise training programs in effectiveness in teaching learning process.

III Autonomy to Colleges

Total autonomy to be given to colleges as per UGC guidelines

IV Research culture

Constituting a Research cell to encourage, co-ordinate and promote research

Encouraging teachers to engage themselves in Research activities with field application

V Consultancy service

Encouraging faculty to do consultancy services to industry, Government and other organizations.

VI IT enabled services

Providing IT linkages in the institutions as well as other organizations.

Providing training to all members.

Developing Computer aided learning packages in various subjects for usage in class rooms.

Accreditation from National Bodies

Expediting the process of Assessment and Accreditation

As on date 578 Colleges in Tamil Nadu have been assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. The Directorate is taking effective steps to expedite this process. A State Level Workshop for the Principals of Non accredited Colleges was organized by the Quality Assurance Cell of this Directorate.

Quality Improvement Programmes for the Teachers working in Constituent Colleges

The Directorate is conducting Quality Improvement Programmes for enhancing teacher motivation, up-gradation of their skills and exposure to the latest trends in Education.

Grant of Autonomy to colleges

Granting of Autonomy to colleges has been proved to be successful and effective in Tamil Nadu. As on date 20 Government Colleges and 60 Government Aided Colleges and 7 Self Financing Colleges have been granted Autonomous status in Tamil Nadu.

Special coaching to SC/ST and MBC students

Special coaching by way of remedial classes, outside class hours and also on weekends is given to SC/ST/ MBC students who are weak in English, Maths and Science subjects.

Providing Computer Training to Visually Handicapped students

As envisaged by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, free computer training is being given to Visually Handicapped Students. A centre for this purpose has been established at Presidency College, Chennai and 10 visually handicapped students are given training every year at free of cost. As envisaged by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, a “Digital Reading Library” is set up for the Visually Handicapped Students of Presidency College, Chennai.

Computer Literacy Programme

Computer Literacy Programme is being implemented in all the 60 Government Constituent Arts and Science Colleges so as to make all the students studying in the Constituent Colleges, Computer Literates. From the academic year 2005-2006, the program has been made optional.