The ongoing multi-faceted process for women empowerment taking over all the social spaces has resulted in creating a positive influence in the corporate world. When compared to the status 10 years ago, women today have taken positions of power. They are charged with education, passion, and ambition to take any industry by storm.
The reason behind this paradigm shift is education and knowledge. It empowers women to make the right choices both for them and society. It is only through education that women were able to question challenges, respond to them and confront their traditional roles. As a matter of fact, education not only liberates women but also the nation and develops it economically. This calls to mind a quote of Jawaharlal Nehru, “To awaken the people, it is the women who must be awakened. Once she is on the move, the family moves, the village moves, the nation moves.”
Having recognized the same thought and acknowledging every institution that approves of the same, we put forth this edition. One of the colleges which we feel privileged to portray here is the Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science for Women (SRCW). It is one of the most preferred women’s institutions for higher learning in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu under the banner of SNR Sons Charitable Trust.
SRCW in a Nutshell
Provides quality education suitable for the contemporary and changing needs of the business
• Fosters a passion for life-long learning and develops critical thinking skills
• Develops holistic individuals imbibed with cultural, moral, social and ethical values.
• Promotes and contributes to research in the emerging areas of national and global significance.
• Carries out extension activities for the welfare of society and nation-building
Tradition of Excellence
The aforesaid are just pointers as to why SRCW is unique when compared to all other institutions. Before we dig deeper into the peculiarities of this institute, let us introspect the brand story of this institute. With an academic heritage of 29 years, the institution is fulfilling the holistic educational needs required for the empowerment of women. The institution stands tall with 330 University ranks including 42 gold medals. The college produces remarkable results with a pass percentage of 98 consistently. The institute is ranked one among the Top 50 Best Colleges (BBA and BCA Stream) and also one among the Top 100 Best Colleges (Science and Commerce Stream) in the India Today- MDRA Survey 2019. Students of the college have bagged the ERB Shanmugasundaram Award for the First Rank in B, Sc. (Biochemistry) for Seven Consecutive Years. These are just a few of the recognition under its name.
At the Helm of Affairs
Enabling the teachers, students and the entire community of the school to achieve the above-mentioned recognition and going beyond is Dr.K.Chitra, the Principal of the institution. She has over two and half decades of academic experience in administration, teaching, research, and consultancy. She has presented/published more than 50 research papers in the National and International Conferences including those conducted at New York, Singapore, and Malaysia. She is a member of the review panel for National and International Journals.
Apart from these, she also contributes as a member of the Board of studies of reputed institutions. She is certified as the ‘Accredited Management Teacher’ by the All India Management Association. She is presently guiding research scholars leading to a Ph.D. degree in Bharathiar University. She plays an active role as a governing body member in various professional associations.
Undergraduate Programs include B.Com., B.Com (CA)., B.Com (PA), BBA(CA), BBA(BPM), B.Sc. (Computer Science), B.C.A., B.Sc.(Information Technology), B.Sc. (Microbiology), B.Sc. (Bio-Chemistry), B.Sc Mathematics, BA(English Literature).
Post-graduate Programmes include M.Com (CA), M.Sc. (Computer Science), M.C.A., M.Sc. (Microbiology), M.Sc. (Bio-Chemistry). Catering to the research needs, the College also offers M.Phil. and Ph.D. programs in Commerce, Computer Science, Bio-Chemistry and Microbiology.
Apart from these, SRCW also offers Certificate Programs including:
Excel for Data Analytics, Capital Marketing, Digital Marketing, Python Programming, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, Nutrition and Dietetics, Bio-separation Techniques, Organic Farming, RAISE (Reasoning, Aptitude, Interpersonal, Soft Skill and English), Content Writing and Editing, Communicative Skills and Coaching for Competitive Exams.
The learning ambience of this institution is enhanced through Wi-Fi enabled campus, well-established smart classrooms, state-of-the-art laboratories, computing facilities and well-stacked library with access to online resources like INFLIBNET, NISCAIR, NDL, etc. Elegantly furnished hostel facilities are available to accommodate the outstation students. A well-covered network of transportation facilities provides accessibility to students from in and around the city.
Furthermore, to bridge the gap between academia and industry, guest lectures, seminars, workshops and panel discussions are organised inviting eminent industry practitioners. Placement skills are enhanced through customised skill-based courses, value-added programs, outbound training, personality development, etc. MoUs have been signed with Universities like Cyber Jaya and Asia Pacific University, Kuala Lumpur and other leading industries to enable regular Industry Interaction. The efforts of the institution in moulding industry-ready students have resulted in a good placement record in reputed industries.
Advocating Women Education
The quote, “If you educate a woman, you educate a family, if you educate a girl, you educate the future” lies at the heart of the institution. Hence, it takes every plausible method to ensure that the students who graduate from here are enabled to lead a change in society. The students here are physically, financially and psychologically empowered. A day at SRCW begins with yoga sessions and sports activities. This ensures that the students here are physically strong and also healthy. Scholarships are offered to meritorious students who excel in academics and sports.
Following this, the institute has also initiated an ‘Earn-while-you-learn program’. This program aims to ensure that students attain the necessary practical skills and also learn to be financially independent.
Holistic development and education are of paramount importance to this college and continuously strive to achieve the same. A mere attempt of this is the one-on-one counseling the institute hosts. This monitoring system was introduced to ensure the student’s psychological wellbeing.
The college realizes that its job is not to educate its students until they graduate, but also to ensure that they choose the right career path to bring out their potential. To achieve the same the college has a placement cell. It guides the students with various career-related queries and even helps them find a job.
Our institution aims at empowering women through holistic education. The institute’s goal is create more women graduates who will transform society and empower other women. Eventually women who graduate from SRCW will contribute to the betterment of business, society and the nation at large.