Globally educational systems have been facing tremendous challenges and new opportunities are also booming. In this context the college intends to give special attention to uplift the underprivileged sections in the society by providing sufficient support systems.
The institution stands for ‘enlightenment through education’ and endeavors to mold a humane, intellectually accomplished, morally awakened and socially committed fraternity of young men and women. It decides to give priority to the marginalized sections particularly to those who suffer social inequalities on the basis of caste, class, gender, educational background of family and physical and mental disabilities. The institution is located in the outskirts of the city and due to regional peculiarities, it gives ample opportunity to students hailing from rural areas, those from poor financial background, and those who are first generation learners. The institution lodges vast majority of girl students and thus it holds the opportunity to bring positive changes in the academic, intellectual, moral and capability aspects of the new generation; through empowerment of these girl students. Besides equipping the students to meet the new challenges at the global scenario, the college envisages to introduce skill-based courses and give special attention to ICT enabled teaching and learning process.
Sree Narayana College, Chempazhanthy was established by the Sree Narayana Trusts, Kollam, in memorial obeisance to the great social reformer and seer, Sree Narayana Guru. Chempazhanthy is a village of historical importance, as it is hallowed by the birth of the Guru (1855). It was the revolutionary vision of this great sage that transformed the state of Kerala into one of the most progressive states of India. The Philosophy and social reformatory activities carried out by the Guru changed the lives of the historically marginalized people of the state.
Sree Narayana College, Chempazhanthy, situated nearly ten kilometers away from the Thiruvananthapuram city Centre, having a beautiful campus of ten acres, was formally inaugurated on 20 July 1964, by Sri. R. Sankar the then Chief Minister of Kerala. This college was established for providing educational opportunities to the young men and women of Kerala especially the members of the socially and educationally backward community The college imparts education and training to more than 2000 students every academic year by offering degree courses in History, Economics, Commerce, Political Science, English Language & Literature, Sociology, Psychology, Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology and Botany as well as PG courses in History, Chemistry and English Literature.
Conscious of its moral obligation to imbibe and disseminate the revolutionary ideals of Sree Narayana Guru such as ‘One Caste, One Religion, One God’, the college always thrives for communal harmony. The college continuously strives to internalize and institutionalize excellence by improving the quality of its services and upgrading the available infrastructural facilities. The college stands for academic excellence, development of skills and character formation based on the philosophy of Sree Narayana Guru.
The College seeks to create an egalitarian society ensuring all round development of students through education irrespective of their caste, class or creed; following the preaching of Sree Narayana Guru: ‘Enlightenment through Education’.
The institute analyzed the strength, weakness, opportunities and threats through the active participation of all the stakeholders. Following are the major strength, weakness, opportunities and weakness identified by the Institute.
In connotation with thepolicies upheld by the Central and State governments, University of Kerala and Sree Narayana Trust, the institution has established, propagated and implemented certain important policies and the policy documents concerning the same has been published in the institutional website in certain key areas as follows:
To achieve these broad aims, a set of following objectives are identified to be achieved through this perspective plan over the next 10 years:
This perspective plan has been envisaged within the quality indicative framework of seven criterions identified and proposed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council for the improvement of Higher Education Institutions.
I CURRICULAR ASPECTS:
II. Teaching, Learning and Evaluation Process
III. Research Consultancy and Extension
IV. Infrastructure and Learning Resources:
Perspective Plan in this regard will be focusing on continuous improvement, augmentation, optimum utilization and time-bound enhancement of infrastructure and learning resources.
Efforts and Practices of the institution in this respect will be to ensure the following aspects:
V. Student Support and Progression
VI. Governance Leadership and Management
VII. Innovations and Best Practices