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PRINCIPAL'S DESK

Dr. W.V. Balaji, M.Com.,M.Phil.,ACMA.,Ph.D., Principal

    

    Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Arts College, situated in the hamlet of Kalitheerthalkuppam, Madagadipet, is run by the Pondicherry Society for Higher Education, Government of Puducherry. It is a rural college that was started in 1998 to cater to the rural students from Madagadipet and the surrounding villages who would have to travel about 30 kms, one way, daily, to reach an institution of higher education.

    The college reaches out to students from all walks of life, but especially to those who are socially and economically disadvantaged, to provide them with equal opportunities for education, to make them employable, and to equip them to face life’s challenges.

    The college offers five courses, viz., B.A. Functional Tamil, B.Sc. Mathematics, B.B.A. Tourism, B.C.A. and B.Com. Classroom teaching is enhanced by seminars delivered by subject experts from other institutions and universities, and by participation and presentations at seminars, conferences and workshops. These activities take the students out of their classrooms and expose them to greater fields of knowledge thereby expanding their knowledge and skills.

    In order to prepare the students for employability, the college takes the placement activity very seriously. In collaboration with the Department of Information Technology and ICT, Chennai, the college trains batches of final year students on a regular basis for periods of 45 days, per batch. These students are, thus, better equipped to face interviews and tests and have greater success at placement drives than earlier.

    The College also sensitises the students to social and environmental issues and a great amount of the credit for creating such awareness has to be given to the two NSS units, the Red Ribbon Club and the Youth Red Cross.

    The college went in for accreditation this year by the National Assessment and Accreditation giving itself an awareness of its own strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. It is our fervent hope, that the efforts taken over the years to educate first generation learners and to provide them with every facility possible to empower them to meet the challenges of the world outside their own little spheres of existence, continue to bear fruit by way of them securing good employment and being good citizens of their country.