Introduction This new series of six articles is another endeavour to present the next best 18 colleges spread all over the State of Tamil Nadu. As already pointed out in the last article in the previous series, Shining Stars Among Non-Chennai Arts and Science Colleges in Tamil Nadu, there are many colleges in Tamil Nadu that are promising and will automatically make the grade to admit students from all over India and from countries like Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore and the Gulf countries as well. The important point about the earlier series was that I did not want to present all the Coimbatore colleges, as we will be covering twelve odd colleges in the same city, in the series of seven articles, and that would be an injustice to the other good colleges in other cities. Hence, this new series. It should be noted that these colleges are as good, or sometimes even better, than those presented in the first series.
The rest of the five articles will cover information about other promising colleges in other cities of Tamil Nadu. In this article, we will start our focus on three high-quality colleges of Coimbatore city, Dr.N.G.P Arts and Science College, the Rathinam College of Arts and Science, and the Hindustan College of Arts and Science. Coimbatore, the second largest city of Tamil Nadu, that is a mini-metro of sorts and is among the fastest-growing cities of India, has too many colleges of all kinds and is home to the famous Bharathiyar University. It is a most livable and beautiful city that always finds a good rank among the top twelve livable cities by business magazines like Business Today. Those who are interested in knowing more about this city may refer to Shining Stars among Non-Chennai Arts and Science Colleges in Tamil Nadu -1
In this article, we will focus on a) What is special about Dr.N.G.P Arts and Science College, Coimbatore b) What is special about Rathinam College of Arts and Science Coimbatore and c) What is special about the Hindustan College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore
What is special about Dr.N.G.P Arts and Science College, Coimbatore This is a college with a big difference. This autonomous co-educational college of the Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, is part of a group that owns the Kovai Medical Centre, a famous Corporate hospital of Coimbatore. It hence has to offer a vast number of courses in hospital management.
It offers the Master of Hospital Management (MHA) course that is unique in Coimbatore. It has Post-graduate courses in Clinical Laboratory Technology, Clinical Research and Data Management, Hospital and Health Care Management. These specialized courses are highly job-oriented as the products reportedly find immediate placement in the group's hospitals and the other six major Corporate hospitals in Coimbatore city. It has been reported by those interviewed that this college is the only college that has a fully equipped placement cell, with a very unique collaboration with the British Council, Chennai.
The DrNGP Arts and Science College Coimbatore also offers the Business English Certificate course at three levels, preliminary, vantage and higher. The students are thoroughly trained in listening, reading, speaking and writing. The college is an authorized BEC Examination Preparation Centre. Even at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels, it has innovative courses like the B.Com (Business Analytics),m the B.Sc(Clinical Laboratory Technology), and the B.Sc(Costume Design&Fashion) and the M.Sc (Medical Physics) and the M.Sc (Food Science and Nutrition). The placement cell of the college has a number of English language experts on its roll and they continuously train the students on the nuances of the spoken and written the English language, thus enhancing their industry preparedness.
It is a big research centre as well. The facilities to do the doctorate in Biochemistry, Food, and nutrition, Management, Commerce, Biotechnology, English and Tamil, speaks volumes for the standing of this college. The college also offers a huge number of Diploma courses for those who have just passed the plus two examination and these courses for six months, include web-design, Data Science, Logistics Management and so on.
Dr.N.G.P Arts and Science College
Dr.N.G.P -Kalapatti Road
Coimbatore 641 048
What is special about Rathinam College of Arts and Science CoimbatoreThis is possibly the only college in the entire country that belongs to a big group of colleges that also has a famous IT park as part of the learning process. This IT park, the Rathinam IT park is a private IT park in Coimbatore city. The biggest advantage is the practical and hands-on training imparted to the students of this college, in the IT park itself.
This college once again stands out for its innovative courses. Since its core competence is in the IT field, the college offers the B.Sc. (CS) course with a specialization in Cloud Technology and IT. Similarly, it offers B.Sc. (IT) course with a specialization in Data Science. The MA(Journalism and Mass Communication) course is reportedly famous in this college. The core competence of this college is the big industry link to the IT courses that are highly job-oriented. This college has a good record of placement. The unique courses offered by this college and affiliated to the Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, have cultivated a unique niche among the citizens of Coimbatore city. That the private IT park is part of this big group of institutions, is perhaps the big reason why the students prefer this college for all the IT courses.
The Rathinam College of Arts and Science Coimbatoreis also a recognized research centre. It offers the M.Phil degree in English and Management and also the doctorate degrees in Commerce, Computer science, and Management disciplines. This promising college has a good placement team that is reportedly doing a good job.
Rathinam College of Arts and Science
Rathinam Techzone campus
Pollachi Main Road
What is special about the Hindustan Arts and Science College Coimbatore This is another college of Coimbatore, that is part of a big group of colleges. This college seeks to distinguish itself through its unique courses. For example, it offers the B.Sc( Costume Design&Fashion) course. It also offers the B.Sc(Electronics&Communication System) course and the BBA (Computer Systems) courses. This autonomous college of the Bharathiyar University, has 23 UG, 15 PG courses on offer.
Among the unique courses are the M.Sc. (Costume Design and Fashion) course, for which it has MOUs for in-plant and internship training with the South Indian Textile Research Association(SITRA), Coimbatore and the Sasha Spinning Mills, at Sulur, which is a suburb of Coimbatore city, around 20 km from the city centre. Also on offer are the MBA and the MCA courses.
It should be noted that the MBA course offered by this college is now slowly becoming one of the well-known courses among the Arts and Science colleges of Coimbatore city. The placement records are improving every time. It is no surprise that Hindustan College of Arts and Science Coimbatore, with many an industrial linkage, is a branded college of the city.
Hindustan College of Arts and Science(Autonomous)
(Behind Nava India)
Coimbatore 641 028
ConclusionDespite the fact that most of the colleges of Arts and Science in Coimbatore were started in the eighties or even nineties, they have quickly added niches of their own. Three of the best Arts and Science colleges of Coimbatore city, with a focus on what is special about the courses that they have to offer, have been discussed in some detail in this first article of the series of six articles.