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Perspective plan

Conceived and proposed by Internal Quality Assurance Cell

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.

  1. The vision & mission of our college
  2. Key areas identified through SWOC analysis.
  3. Recommendations of the NAAC-Cycle 2 Accreditation
  4. Policy frameworks established and implementedin the Institution

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’.


  • To lead the institution to excellence in teaching, learning and knowledge generation thereby facilitating social reformation, enlightenment and perseverance of progressive values.
  • To augment the subject related competency, skills and employability of students, empowering them to live independently on their own earnings with self-respect and dignity.
  • To cultivate the spirit of gender equality and environment protection which serves as pivotal for the institution.
  • To inculcate in students, the sense of equality, democracy, benevolence, moral uprightness and patriotism.
  • To liberate the students from all sorts of social, cultural, economic, emotional and intellectual parochialism through value based 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.


  • Fifty years tradition of exemplary service in the field of Higher Education in Kerala
  • A value based approach to education influenced by the teachings of Sree Narayana Guru, and location of the college. in the serene birth place of the saint, social reformer and seer, Sree Narayana Guru
  • Convenient location of the campus which is quite close to the city but has the advantages of its rural locale as well.
  • Eco-friendly campus, well-maintained green environment and hygienic premises, cherishing the values of environment conservation and sustainable development.
  • Campus with cultural diversity, including students from other states .and countries exhibiting religious, ethnic and linguistic plurality.
  • ‘Gurusanthwanam’ and other such projects—aimed towards the upliftment of the students from backward strata of the society (around 80% of the students are from the marginalized communities).
  • Highly supportive and resourceful Management, Sree Narayana Trusts, Kollam which has 14 other aided colleges in various parts of Kerala
  • The campus has a fortified women’s hostel and also has a higher overall number of female students and faculty.
  • Highly qualified faculty higher degrees such as M. Phil and  Ph. D engaged in productive research activities.
  • Stellar achievements of students both at the national and international level in the field of sports.
  • Annual multidisciplinary seminar series Spectrum which exposes students to ideas of eminent scholars of various fields and also provides a platform for students to present topics of their choice before experts in the fields.
  • Adequate infrastructural facilities including smart classrooms, well-stacked library with INFLIBNET facility, seminar halls, computer labs, ladies hostel, playground, gymnasium, Auditorium, etc.
  • ICT enabled teaching learning process equipped with sufficient LCDs and computer systems with internet connectivity.
  • Development and maintenance of research culture in the campus by the innovative involvement of the faculty


  • Low student teacher ratio.
  • Accessibility to location is difficult due to inadequate public transport facilities.
  • Insufficient number of non-teaching staff.
  • Lack of government funds.
  • A high percentage of first generation learners who do not have proper educational background in family.
  • Restrictions on designing course curriculum due to non-autonomous status
  • Restrictions imposed by the government in sanctioning UG and PG aided courses


  • Possibility to start and develop new generation courses and upgrade UG Departments to PG.
  • The College has adequate land area to convert into a residential campus.
  • Provision to collaborate with Sree Narayana International Study and Pilgrim Centre.
  • The close placement to SAI (Sports Authority of India), and the International Aquatic Complex at Pirappancode TVM provides an opportunity to better their potential in sports.
  • The Civil Service Coaching Centre at Trivandrum as well as several nationally reputed coaching centers are located at a convenient location for students from the college to undergo training at these institutes.
  • Provision for more funds from UGC and other Govt. funding agencies to strengthen infrastructural facilities


  • Academic difficulties induced by the semester system including overlap of exams with classes of other semesters, insufficient number of working days to do justice to the course curriculum etc.
  • Undue delay in completing admission process due to the centralized admission process of the university
  • Lack of technological know-how among many students and theirpoor command over English language as most of them are from rural areas ; mostly taught in Malayalam medium.
  • Tightly packed CBCS system hampering development of research interest and co-curricular activities in UG students
  1. To increase the number of computers and use ICT enabled teaching, learning, research and administration
  2. Hostel for boys, additional hostel for girls
  3. To strengthen placement and counselling activities and encourage entrepreneurship skill among students by setting up entrepreneur development cell
  4. Solarization of the campus with support from the dept. of non-conventional energy resources, Govt. of India.
  5. Department wise budget allocation with special allocation for laboratories, museums and fieldwork.
  6. To address issues of Sanitation and hygiene expeditiously
  7. Replacement of classroom furniture
  8. Enhancement of physical infrastructure including an independent building for library
  9. Transport facility for students
  10. Improvement in canteen facilities
  11.  Improvement in sports facility including playing courts
  12. Construction of high boundary wall for girls’ hostel.
  13. To ensure continuous water supply

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:

  1. Gender Sensitization
  2. Environment Protection and Green Protocol
  3. E-Governance
  4. Alumni Engagement
  5. Internal Complaints Committee
  6. Financial Assistance to teachers for Professional Development
  7. Maintenance and utilization of facilities
  8. Divyangjan Inclusivity
  9. Grievance redressal system
  10. Energy Conservation
  11. Anti-ragging
  12. Ethical Concerns
  • To institute a sustained quality system embedded with a conscious, consistent and programmed action;
  •  To create an enabling academic environment for students embedded with sincerity, discipline and commitment;
  •  To mould humane citizens for the nation;
  • To create a brand imprint of the institution in national and international levels;
  •  To emerge as an exemplary model of educational advancement with inculcation of moral values

To achieve these broad aims, a set of following objectives are identified to be achieved through this perspective plan over the next 10 years:

  1. To ensurecommendable academic performance of students in a meticulous manner;
  2. To inculcate learner centric methodologies for effective teaching learning process;
  3. To ensure transparency and accountability in students’ evaluation;
  4. To develop a comprehensive system of student mentoring and student support in curricular and co-curricular aspects;
  5. To take care of horizontal and vertical up gradation of students considering the limits of time and expectations;
  6. To build up a progressive research culture among faculty and students.
  7. To launch value added and skills development programmes to improve the employability of students;
  8. To motivate students for self-employment and to enable them to emerge as entrepreneurs;
  9. Build up a friendly, efficient and flawless administrative set up ensuring smooth day to day functioning, satisfaction of beneficiaries and increased productivity.
  10. To empower faculty with knowledge about emerging trends in their professional and academic spheres.

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.


  • Curriculum design and development:
    Curriculum evolved by the college comprises of  Pos, PSOs and COs in every discipline. The college also focuses on the syllabus related to employability, entrepreneurship, skill development, environmental studies and human values and Ethics.
  • Curricular planning and implementation:
    1. Appointment of Qualified teachers
      • Well qualified and experienced teachers to be appointed against all sanctioned posts through rigorous process of interview and demo lectures as per the UGC norms
      • The work culture and professional environment of the college to be familiarized to new entrants through induction meeting with Principal.
    2. Conduct of the periodic academic audits
      • The college to conduct periodic audits of and maintenance of proper documentation for  NAAC accreditation
      • Academic Audit Reports to be uploaded in the college website for the knowledge of all the stake holders.
    3. Strengthening of Existing Programmes.
      • To increase student strength and proportionate infrastructural facilities introducingadditional divisions
      • Introduction of New Programmes
    4. Development of linkages
      • With a view to execute curriculum effectively, the college will develop the linkages with national and international academic institutions.
    5. Sensitization of course content and curriculum update.
      • Our faculty will sensitize, course design and development by evolving an effective system of communication of curriculum update and aspects of its execution to learners systematically and objectively by conducting orientation programme to students and all stake holders will be continued in future also.
    6. Academic flexibility
      • The college will ensure competence enhancing curricular strategies by initiating multifaceted, comprehensive, well designed curriculum which promotes the excellence, value addition and contextual relevance by providing utility, access, relevance, service and preservation and promotion of heritage.
      • The college will continue to offer additional range of programme options, course options, course combinations, number of applied component groups, certificate and diploma programmes, bridge and remedial programmes.
    7. Feedback system on curriculum
      • The college will continue a mechanism to obtain the feedback on curriculum, its scientific, systematic analysis and interpretation and will enhance this for effective communication to concerned authorities / board of studies for revision and restructuring of curriculum.

II. Teaching, Learning and Evaluation Process

  1. Beginning from Admission Process
    • The college follows a well-defined, transparent admission process based onmerit coupled with reservation policy and other regulations put forward by University and will continue the same process in future too.
  2. Monitoring of Teaching-learning Process
    • Immediately after the admission, the students will be evaluated on the basis of their previous academic record and learner friendly strategies shall be employed cater to the needs of advanced and slow learners.
    • Students’ centric teaching system is to be emphasized.
  3. Introduction of job oriented Programmes
    • In collaboration with industrial partners, the college needs to introduce innovative job oriented courses leading to certificate, advanced certificate and diploma Programmes.
  4. Proposals to introduce Post Graduate Courses in Science, Arts & Commerce.
    • Programs which has job prospects should be identified and applications should be submitted to University for granting such new generation programs.
  5. Attendance regularity of students
    • In order to minimize attendance shortage; effective strategies should be employed to inform students and parents on time.
    • Special counselling of defaulter students with their parents will be undertaken well in advance to avoid the possibility of drop out.
  6. Recognition of Merits
    • Academic performance of students and achievements of faculty shall be recognized by organizing felicitation ceremony in connection with Spectrum seminar series.
    • Alumni shall be approached to enhance the existing no. of Endowment prizes.
  7. Policies to cater to diverse academic needs of students
    • The system of remedial classes for educationally disadvantaged students should be strengthened
    • Advanced learners should be catered with emerging trends in knowledge, attitude and skill.
    • Expert lectures of guest faculty from various Industry linkages will be organized to broaden the knowledge horizon of learners.
    • Students will be encouraged to undertake socially responsible activities to make an impact on the students as well as to the society.
  8. Access to Information
    • Dissemination Boards at prominent places.
    • Students will be encouraged for wider use of learning resources in the library.
    • College will continue to provide easy access to daily newspapers, journals, periodicals and internet in the Library and reading halls.
    • The college will subscribe additional journals, e-journals, periodicals and Web Portals for enriching the reading resources.
  9. Discipline in Teaching-Learning Process
    • Departments shall follow academic calendar in carrying out academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
    • The academic work including lectures, practical, tutorials, etc. shall be allocated as per the norms and decisions taken in departmental meetings.
    • Individual Time table of the faculty for thecoming year is to be preplanned to enable the faculty to prepare for new topics and lecture plans during vacation.
  10. Extensive Use of ICT in Teaching
    • The faculty will be promoted to use various e-teaching techniques and aids.
    • The college will continue to ensure intensive use of innovative teaching and learning resources like LCD projectors for power point presentations, interactive boards,  Interactive Language Laboratory, Computing Laboratory, etc.
  11. Motivation for Research among teachers and students
    • The institution shall motivate teachers and students to undertake research activities such as preparation of projects, publication of research papers in reputed journals and participate and present the research papers in seminars / workshops /conferences.
    • College shall continue to provide financial assistance to teachers attending regional and national conferences and workshops as per the policies of the institution.
    • Seed money and sponsorship to attend international conferences in foreign countries for rendering paper presentations has to be provided to deserving faculty members under the auspices of the Management.
  12. Feedback system for Evaluation of Teachers by Students
    • IQAC shall monitor the evaluation of teachers by students by distributing questionnaire, so as to develop a mindset among faculty towards accountability, confidence, readiness to receive criticism, openness, sense of introspection and implementation of strategies to improve their performance in teaching.
    • Review of feedback of students’ evaluation of teachers will be meticulously done and suggestions will be given to the teachers for their improvement.

III. Research Consultancy and Extension

  1. Research
    • The college shall conduct regular meetings of the Research Committee to identify the research potential, to promote the research and to prepare the research proposals.
    • The college will make continuous efforts to obtain research grants from funding agencies such as UGC, ICSSR, BSR etc
    • The college will continue to organize the workshops / seminars / training programmes for preparation of proposals for minor and major research projects.
    • Academic infrastructure such as instruments, laboratories, ICT facility, Library, INFLIBNET and other requirements shall be strengthened for sustenance of quality.
    • The college will continue to make an effort to promote research association with universities, industries and institutions.
    • The college will continue to appreciate and  recognize the teachers on successful completion of research projects, research degree programmes and research publications and shall be honoured during Merit day function.
    • The college will continue to appreciate and to recognize the students who achieve meritorious places at District, University, State and National level research competitions/research activities.
    • The college will continue to depute the teachers for research seminars /workshops and training.
    • College will promote faculty to submit proposal for research grants from UGC, University etc.
    • Research centers of Chemistry and History shall be given special assistance for the welfare of research scholars and research promotion activities.
  2. Consultancy
    • The college will explore options to provide consultancy services to public and corporate institutions, & research scholars.
    • Faculty engaging in consultancy services shall be given assistance and support by the institution.
  3. Extension
    • The college will continue to strengthen NSS unit and shall promote program officers, student volunteers and members to carry out maximum community service activities.
    • Institution shall explore the possibilities to extend library facility to alumni as well as to needy students of the nearby areas.
    • Innovative outreach programmes organized by different departments will continue in future with involvement of students.
    • Awareness programmes on health, hygiene and personal sanitation, electrical safety, soil testing, environment, cleanliness campaign, energy and environmental conservation campaign and tree plantation, at the adopted village will be continued under the auspices of NSS.

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:

  • Adequate number of well-equipped Computer laboratories
  • Centralized Library with user friendly e- resources and services.
  • Fully equipped auditorium with audio visual facilities.
  • Good quality furniture in class rooms
  • Departmental rooms for faculty with effectively functioning departmental libraries, computers and internet facilities.
  • Environment friendly initiatives such as rainwater harvesting and ground water recharging to ensure smooth and continuous water supply.
  • Safe drinking water facility in every floor with coolers and water purifiers.
  • Adequate number of toilet blocks for students.
  • Well-furnished Seminar hall.
  • Fully automated Administrative Office facilitating e-governance.
  • Spacious, well furnished, well ventilated and pocket friendly Canteen.
  • Modernized Language Laboratory
  • Maintenance and cleanliness of infrastructure
  • Uninterrupted supply of power with separate panels in every floor coupled with generator facility.
  • Reduction in electricity bills by use of LED bulbs and solar panels
  • Well secured fire extinguisher with gas and water facilities in strategic places.
  • Effective internal communication through official channels.
  • Complete automation of Library services.
  • Computers at laboratories, offices, library and departments with LAN.
  • Efforts to obtain grants for infrastructure development and modernization from UGC and other external agencies.

V. Student Support and Progression

  • Regular conduct of remedial classes for weak and slow learners.
  •   Invited talks and extra learning materials for advanced learners
  •   Effective implementation of Scholar Support Program and Walk with the Scholar Program for the academic welfare of student community.
  • Encouragement from teachers towards extra-curricular activities of students especially regarding participation in Youth festivals and inter-collegiate arts festivals.
  • Recognition of Merit in curricular and co-curricular activities during Merit Day function.
  • Awarding of Cash prizes, mementos and appreciation certificates and enlisting in institutional name board of achievers in case of University rank holders and sports students with achievements at national and international level.
  • E-learning facilities at language laboratories, computer laboratories and library.
  • Facilitation of endowment awards and scholarships for meritorious discerning students.
  • Special assistance and facilities for students under Divyangjan category.
  • Effectively functioning career development cell, entrepreneurship development cell and placement assistance cell for promoting employment opportunities of outgoing students.
  • Alumni engagement in institutional activities; especially in academic, infrastructural and public relation spheres.

VI. Governance Leadership and Management

  1. Institutional Vision and Leadership
    • Effective dissemination regarding vision and mission of the institution through electronic and printmedia and display boards in strategic locations of the campus.
    • Democratic and participatory management will be the upheld slogan of the institution.
  2. Strategies for Development and Deployment
    • Decentralized administrative mechanism with accountability.
    • Participatory functioning of the institution involving all staff members.
    • Distribution of responsibilities equitably as per individual capabilities.
    • Entrusting of statutory and non-statutory committees with clearly defined roles, responsibilities and objectives.
    • Efficient Students’ Council and Students’ Grievance Cell, Students’ Welfare Committee, Women Cell, Anti Ragging Committee etc. having wide representation of staff and students in decision making, execution of policies and in growth prospects of the college.
  3. Strategies for the Empowerment of Faculty and Staff
    • Strategic policy and time bound implementation plans for filling the vacancies with qualified faculty and staff as and when vacancy arises.
    • Periodic conduct of Staff Development Programmes and training sessions.
    • Impetus to attend orientation/refresher courses in a time bound manner which shall facilitate promotions.
    • Encouragement to teaching faculty for rendering paper presentations in seminar and conferences by granting financial assistance to deserving candidates.
    • Encouraging faculty to avail FDP facility of UGC to do PhD programs.
    • Entrusting IQAC to record annual performance appraisal of faculty and staff and generate confidential reports in a comprehensive and effective manner as per API which shall be submitted to institutional authority for necessary intervention.
    • Maintaining good rapport with University, Directorate of Collegiate Education (DCE) and Sree Narayana Trusts ensuring smooth functioning.
    • Developing team building initiatives and good interpersonal relations through organising staff tours and staff cultural programs.
    • Liberty to use innovative ideas in teaching-learning methodology.
    • Promoting an integrated environment for academic and administrative activities.
  4. Financial Management and resource mobilization strategies
    • Annual budget allocation focussing on growth and development of the institution.
    • Financial freedom in utilization of funds in the most desirable manner for the purpose for which they are allocated in the budget.
    • Effective internal control, compliance monitoring mechanism, periodic internal audit and timely statutory audit of the accounts.
    • Continuous efforts to obtain development grants from funding agencies such as UGC, ICSSR, State Government, University etc.
    • Reserve Fund/ Corpus to be maintained appropriately as per norms.
    • Fund mobilization through PTA, Alumni contributions and generous donations from well-wishers; effective utilization of available funds subjected to annual audit.

VII. Innovations and Best Practices

  1. Environment Consciousness and Gender Sensitization
    • Tireless efforts to ensure plastic free campus and awareness sessions among students and teachers regarding the implementation of green protocol.
    • Energy conservation by strict adherence to LED lights and five starelectrical appliances.
    • Generation of  electricity through installation of solar panels
    • Regular conduct of environment, energy and green audit.
    • Analysis of audit reports and devising intervention strategies in spotted areas.
    • Promotion of eco-friendly campus and efforts towards paper less administration.
    • Implementation and continued practice of rain water harvesting and groundwater recharging.
    • Installation of incinerator for waste disposal in a hygienic and environment friendly manner.
    • Installation of separate waste bins for organic and inorganic waste.
    • Regular maintenance of medicinal garden and star tree grove.
    • Organising gender awareness programs and sessions on gender sensitivity.
    • Invited talks on the issues of sexual harassment, domestic violence, eve teasing and dowry practices.
    • Providing legal information on women protection laws
    • Exhibiting institutional redressal mechanisms in display boards through Internal Complaints Committee, Grievance Redressal Cell and Anti ragging Cell.
  2. Innovations
    • The college will encourage innovative practices in the field of teaching-learning strategies.
    • Start-up programs conducive to income generation, institutional development and strengthening of entrepreneurship skills of students shall be encouraged to the maximum providing necessary assistance and support.
  3. Best Practices:
    • R Sankar Memorial Spectrum Seminar Series shall continue to enrich the academic and research experience of students and teachers; facilitating the visit of dignitaries and eminent personalities thereby instilling scientific rigor, research aptitude and inspiration in younger generation bringing glory to the institution.
    • Upholding the preaching of our venerable sage Sree Narayana Guru, the institution shall do its level best to protect the needs of the socially and economically vulnerable sections of the society through effective implementation of ‘Gurusanthwanam’ program.
    • Following the great words of Sree Narayana Guru, the institution values agriculture being the backbone of humankind. Institution shall make relentless efforts in fructifying the project of organic farming; ensuring active participation from students, teachers and non-teaching staff.