IntroductionThis second article in the series of seven articles seeks to highlight the most important and salient features of courses of three branded and well-known colleges. When I refer to the word "branded" it simply refers to the "college of choice" perception and actual reality in terms of results -- employability and the ability of the students to adapt themselves to take on challenges of varied work environments and careers, worldwide.
The three colleges discussed in this article are the Sri Krishna College of Arts and Science, the OSGR Krishnammal College for Women and the Kumaraguru College of Liberal Arts and Science, and all the three colleges are situated in Coimbatore city. Certain facts about Coimbatore city were already discussed in the first article, Shining Stars Among Non-Chennai Arts and Science Colleges -1 that also discussed the salient features of St.Joseph's College, Tiruchirapalli, the Seethalakshmi Ramaswamy College of Women, Tiruchirapalli and the PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore.
In this article, we will discuss a) What is common to all the three Coimbatore colleges b) What is on offer at the Sri Krishna Arts and Science College c) What is on offer at the PSGR Krishnammal College For Women and c) What is on offer at the Kumaragura College of Liberal Arts and Science.
What is common to all the three Coimbatore colleges Each of these colleges has environments that are highly conducive to learning. All the three are resource-rich colleges and have a tremendous link with industry that enables them to offer good placements to students who need them. The academic routine is not the usual run-of-the-mill and the teachers are not only highly qualified but also have enough facilities and encouragement to upgrade their skills and capabilities, according to those interviewed for this article. It should be noted is that those interviewed were significant others like Chartered Accounts, lawyers, retired teachers, and a few passed out students of the colleges, who are very much aware of what is going on in the Coimbatore educational scenario.
What is on offer at the Sri Krishna Arts and Science CollegeThis is somewhat as famous as the PSG College of Arts and Science, discussed in the first article and referenced in the introduction above. This is an autonomous college, affiliated to Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore. It should be noted that apart from the regular courses that are not mentioned here, a particular mention should be made about B.Sc(Data Science), BSc.(Animation) and the Co.Com degree course in the Capital Markets course.
According to informed courses, the students are always taught something more than the syllabus and their awareness of external events pertaining to every single development in their chosen field of specialization is unique. For example, it is said that there are experts from Coimbatore who regularly visit the campus as visiting faculty for the Capital Markets course and the inputs go a long way in enhancing the placement facilities of this college, which has a tremendous mind- recall among the citizens of this city. Data Sciences is the in-thing in the real world, with tremendous job prospects. There is a collaboration with the Bombay Stock Exchange for this course, and for the B.Sc( Animation) course, there is a collaboration with the Media Entertainment Skills Council,
Sri Krishna Arts and Science College
Phone:- 0422 -2678400
What is on offer at the PSGR Krishnammal College For WomenThis is another branded college of Bharathiyar University. It is another "college of choice" in Coimbatore. There are two vocational courses that are mentioned for their uniqueness. These are B.Voc Beauty Therapy and Aesthetics course and the B.Voc Garment Designing course. Coimbatore is still called the Manchester of South India, as there are big textile equipment manufacturers and a number of spinning mills in and around this city. The neighboring Tiruppur is a big textile hub.
It is therefore in the fitness of things that the vocational degree course in garment designing offered by the PSGR Krishnammal College for Women is so famous in this part of the country. The placement facilities of this college are very good and it is reported that any eligible student gets placed, year after year. Similarly, the B, Com (Business Analytics) course is in good demand. It has been reported that this college's Post-graduate Diploma in Financial Services and the Post-Graduate Diploma in Management of Retail Services, offered by its School of Management Studies, are in huge demand. The GRG School of Management Studies, with the MBA course, is now well set to emerge as a formidable competitor to other players in the same space -- that is, MBA colleges under the Bharathiyar University.
PSGR Krishnammal College for Women
Phone:- 0422 -4295959
What is on offer at the Kumaragura College of Liberal Arts and ScienceThis is a constituent college of the famous Sakthi Mahalingam group of Pollachi, which runs many colleges in Coimbatore and Pollachi. The college has a reputed Master of Social Work (MSW) course to offer. Apart from this course, at the undergraduate level, the B.Sc(Visual Communication) course and the BA(Political Science) course are also offered by kumaraguru College of Liberal Arts and Scence.
The Post-graduate diploma course in Visual Effects is also reportedly quite famous and has a regular intake. The college is also well known for its Diploma course in Positive Psychology and Diploma in Data Analytics courses.
The word liberal has a unique connotation in this college. The college website refers to this - "Today, KCLAS is rooted in the Philosophy of Liberal Arts Education of offering broad-based education for holistic development with an in-depth understanding of the chosen discipline". True to these words, the students of this college opine that every effort is made by the college to go far beyond the syllabus and teach the pertinent advanced knowledge, from time to time.
ConclusionThe three colleges discussed above are among the best of Coimbatore's branded colleges. These colleges are bound to grow from strength to strength because of their resource position, as also their brand image.