RADAR (Rural Action, Development and Research)

Aims

  • To provide social analysis to the people that creates an environment for the process of empowerment of the poor and the marginalized in the rural areas.
  • To recognize them as persons with human dignity.
  • To involve individuals and groups in the task of creating a humane society based on the tenets of the Constitution of India.
  • Vision

    Holistic development of rural women living in and around Chellampatti Panchayat Union.

    Goal

    To empower the uneducated rural women by providing necessary training and job opportunities.

    Activities

    1. Tailoring course for the rural women.
    2. Type Writing course for the rural women, college and school students.
    3. Summer programme in local School Students.
    4. Social awareness programme in selected villages.
    5. Conducting a clinic in Poosaripatti village with weekly visit of three nurses and a doctor.
    6. Conducting tuition centres in Poosaripatti, Paloothupatti, Moorthi Nagar and Jeyaraj Nagar.

    RADAR will essentially act as a catalyst; as such it will adopt the following strategies:

  • Animation of the rural people.
  • Collaboration between the college through the Department of Rural Development Science and extension units and the Villages.
  • Participatory Research by students and staff with the rural community.
  • Periodical social and community orientation.
  • Community building process.
  • On-going training to community workers and leaders.
  • Tailoring Course

    Regular Tailoring classes are conducted from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. For the year 2015), 83 rural girls underwent training in tailoring in two batches (July and December) and Practical Examinations were conducted for these girls. Certificates were issued to these rural girls who have successfully completed this tailoring training. Efforts are being taken with Indian Overseas Bank, Karumathur Branch for loan for the purchase of tailoring machines under self employment scheme.

    Year wise Trainees in Tailoring Course

    Batches

    Period

    No. of Students

    1

    1996 June

    12

    2

    1997 June - 1997 December

    15

    3

    1998 January - 1998 June

    22

    4

    1998 July - 1998 December

    18

    5

    1999 January - 1999 June

    15

    6

    1999 July - 1999 December

    29

    7

    2000 January - 2000 September

    36

    8

    2000 October - 2001 March

    39

    9

    2001 April - 2001 September

    30

    10

    2001 October - 2002 March

    30

    11

    2002 May - 2002 November

    40

    12

    2002 December - 2003 May

    12

    13

    2003 June - 2003 December

    16

    14

    2004 January - 2004 June

    36

    15

    2004 July - 2004 December

    32

    16

    2005 January 2005 June

    23

    17

    2005 July 2005 December

    25

    18

    2006 February 2006 July

    12

    19

    2006 August 2007 January

    16

    20

    2007 March 2007 August

    16

    21

    2007 September 2008 February

    14

    22

    2008 April 2008 September

    11

    23

    2008 October 2009 March

    15

    24

    2009 April 2009 September

    17

    25

    2009 October 2010 March

    27

    26

    2010 April 2010 June

    17

    27

    2010 July 2010 October

    16

    28

    2011 January 2011 June

    25

    29

    2011 July 2011 December

    18

    30

    2012 January 2012 June

    31

    31

    2012 July 2012 December

    39

    32

    2013 January 2013 June

    48

    33

    2013 July 2013 December

    22

    34

    2014 January 2014 June

    23

    35

    2014 July 2014 December

    27

    36

    2014 January 2015 June

    46

    37

    2015 July 2015 December

    30

    38

    2016 January

    17

    Total

    917

    TYPE WRITING COURSE

    Regular Typewriting classes are conducted from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30p.m. For the year 2015), 112 rural girls underwent training in tailoring in two batches (June and November) and government examinations were conducted for these girls. Certificates were issued to these rural girls who have successfully completed this type writing training. Out these girls, 22 of them were sent for Government Lower Typewriting Examinations. Other than the rural girls, there is a heavy demand from our own college students both boys and girls for the typewriting training. It has been made compulsory for the First year B.Sc. computer Science students to join the typewriting classes. These boys are also encouraged to go for the Government Lower and Higher Grade Typewriting Examinations. This will help to enhance the employment potentialities of the students even after the completion of the B.Sc. Degree course.

    Year Wise Trainees in Type Writing Course

    Batches

    Period

    No. ofStudents

    1

    1996 April1996 September

    22

    2

    1996 October 1997 March

    14

    3

    1997 April  1997 September

    20

    4

    1997 October998 March

    16

    5

    1998 April  1998 September

    14

    6

    1998 October1999 March

    16

    7

    1999 April 1999September

    20

    8

    1999 October2000 March

    25

    9

    2000 April -2000September

    23

    10

    2000 October2001 March

    65

    11

    2001 April2001September

    47

    12

    2001 October2002 April

    65

    13

    2002 May2002 November

    84

    14

    2002 December  2003 May

    34

    15

    2003 June 2003 November

    50

    16

    2003 December2004May

    28

    17

    2004 June 2004November

    45

    18

    2004 December2005 May

    75

    19

    2005 June 2005 November

    45

    20

    2005 December2006 May

    39

    21

    2006 June 2006 November

    56

    22

    2006 December 2007 May

    60

    23

    2007 June2007 November

    75

    24

    2007 December2008 May

    42

    25

    2008 June2008 November

    53

    26

    2008 December2009 May

    38

    27

    2009 June2009 November

    54

    28

    2009 December2010 May

    49

    29

    2010 June  2010November

    49

    30

    2010 December 2011 May

    45

    31

    2011 June  2011 November

    50

    32

    2011 December2012 May

    67

    33

    2012 June 2012 November

    85

    34

    2012 December 2013 May

    94

    35

    2013 June 2013 November

    70

    36

    2013 December2014 May

    47

    37

    2014 June2014 November

    76

    38

    2014 December 2015 May

    100

    39

    2015 June2015 November

    75

    40

    2015 December2016 May

    40

    Total

    1972

    Coordinator

    1. Rev Dr Maria Augustine Sundar Raj SJ

    ARRUPE CENTRE FOR POLICY RESEARCH (ACPR)

    • Arrupe Center for Policy Research (ACPR) is an initiative of the college aimed at undertaking research programmes relating to rural livelihoods. This Centre had its humble beginning in 2007-2008. It is a rural based organization, working for research and training for peer learning and policy support. To obtain our goal, we have completed household survey of the entire Chellampatti Panchayat Union. Participatory Rural Appraisal was conducted in kovilankulam panchayat.
    • Agriculture and allied activities are the major occupation in this territory. Hence People of this area are socially and economically a backward condition. In this regard our policy research centre came forward to facilitate the people by providing awareness generation for their betterment. The following are the completion of activities of Policy Research Centre. At present, ACPR is in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Agricultural Research Station, Vaigai Dam, VIDIYAL ? Theni, RSGA ? Kannivadi, VKGMS ? Theni, NABARD, TNAU, Coimbatore, Commonwealth of Learning, Canada, CIDA, Canada and government organisations for the benefit of selected farmers in our target area.
    • Data base for entire Chellampatti Panchayat Union

      1. Livelihood assets
      2. Demographic details
      3. Housing details
      4. Communication facilities
      5. Political participation
      6. Access to welfare schemes

      VISION

      Research and Training.

      MISSION

      • Training to Farmers and Group Formation
      • Facilitating Research with Data Base
      • Skill Training to Students

      SALIENT FEATURES

      • Partnership with Commonwealth of Learning, Canada
      • Partnership with CIDA, Canada
      • Britto Agro Informatic Centre with Touch Screen Kiosk
      • Vaigai Farmers Association with 500 progressive farmers with 18 farmers clubs
      • One year Certificate Programme on Multimedia for Lifelong Learning and ODL
      • Seed Production Training to 500 farmers sponsored by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and organized by University of Guelph, Canada through Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
      • Memorandum of Understanding with NAMUR University, Belgium
      • Database support for Researchers
      • Publication
      • Production of E-Learning Materials for farmers
      • Dynamic partnership with RSGA, Kannivadi and VIDYAL, Theni

      E-contents / Voice Mail Information

      The voice mail and e-content information will be forwarded to partner NGO so as to facilitate e-communication through AIRTEL.

      Achievements at a Glance

      Sl.No Year No. of e-contents No. of Voicemails
      1 2009-2010 50 1000
      2 2010-2011 102 2000
      3 2011-2012 50 3000
      4 2012-2013 25 2000
      5 2013-2014 10 1000
      6 2014-2015 10 1000
      7 2015-2016 10 1000
      Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Health, Education, Legal Matters, Government Schemes, Corporate Literacy etc.,

      Touch Screen

      • The touch screen kiosk contains a wealth of information to be utilized by varied sections of the rural population.
      • The ODL content prepared and validated with the help of professionals is stored in the touch screen computer

      Touch Screen Exposed to:

      • Public Exhibition, Madurai (Thamukkam Ground)
      • CSI Nursing College, Madurai
      • Ananda College, Devakottai
      • Gandhigram Rural University, DindigulM

      Areas of Information

      • Vegetable Crops
      • Flower Crops
      • Cereal Crops
      • Cash Crops
      • Green Leafy Vegetable
      • Animal Husbandry
      • Small Industries
      • Medical Information
      • Banking Information
      • Educational Information

      Certificate Programmes

      Certificate Course on Multimedia for Lifelong Learning and ODL

      Content

      Two theory papers (90 + 90 =180 Hours)

      1. Fundamentals of Lifelong Learning and ODL
      2. ODL and Multimedia Applications
      3. Lab Practical (120 Hours)

      E-content Distribution

      • VIDIYAL - a NGO, Theni
      • RSGA - a farmers organisation, Kannivadi
      • Valam Kundra Grama Munnetra Sangam (VKGMS) - a NGO, Theni
      • IOB, Theni Branch

      Farmers Linkage: Vaigai Farmers Association (2007)

      1. It is a registered body
      2. Started with 141 members, presently 500
      3. There are 18 farmers clubs linked with NABARD
      4. Farmers Producers Company
      5. registration process is on going

      Partners with Govt. Units

      • NABARD, Madurai
      • KVK, Madurai
      • Department of Agriculture and Horticulture, Madurai District
      • Banking Sectors
      • Madurai District Fertilizer Unit Association
      • Cooperative Banks and Societies, Madurai District
      • Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of Tamilnadu
      • Collectorate, Madurai
      • C-DAC, Hyderabad

      Partners with Educational Institutions

      • TNAU, Coimbatore
      • ARS, Vaigai Dam & Aruppukkottai
      • TANUVAS, Madurai
      • Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Thanjavur
      • Agriculture College & Research Institute, Madurai
      • Horticulture College, Periyakulam
      • Ananda College, Devakottai
      • CSI Nursing College, Madurai

      Executive Director

      1. Rev.Fr.S.Jayaseelan

      Programme Coordinator

      1. Mr. Jegan Karuppaiah., M.Sc., (NET)

      Programme Asst.

      1. Mr. A. Vivek., M.Sc., MA, M.Phil.,

      Documentation

      1. Mr. M. Solairaja., M.Sc., MA, B.Ed.,
      ACPR website

    CCRG(Computer Course for Rural Girls)

    Alumni Association of the college conducts Computer Course for Rural Girls who are either school drop-outs or unskilled. Its objectives are :

  • The economic empowerment through skill development and educational process.
  • Reduction of female infanticide through economic independence.
  • Coordinator

    1. Rev.Dr.Maria Augustin Sundar Raj SJ

    VETerinary Extension (VETEX)

    It is a Veterinary Extension programme run by the Post Graduate Department of Rural Development Science since March 1997. It is offering services to the villagers in Cattle Management and Production practices.

    OBJECTIVES

    • Veterinary treatment to the animals which are brought to the clinic.
    • Breeding facility to upgrade the local cattle.
    • Training to the students of Rural Development Science as part of the practical programme.
    • Offering technical help to local community.
    • Conducting village level animal health camps.
    • Offering information on economic dairy farming and milk production.

    Coordinator

    1. Dr Malarkannan S P

    Members

    1. Mr Kannan M

    Arulanandar College Initiative for Social Education

    Name of the Extension programme and its year of establishment

    The extension programme ARISE was initiated in the college from the academic year 1995-1996. This ARISE programme was conceived and commenced by our former principal Rev.Fr.J.L.Gnanarethinam, S.J. The college works in collaborating with Non-Government Organizations, Government officials and the Local leaders. Sophomores of both Aided course and the self-supported courses are involved in this programme ARISE creates an opportunity both for the students and the college, to reach out to the people as learners with the knowledge and the skill gathered to animate people and help them develop themselves by mobilizing the locally available resources.

    General Objectives

    AAC creates a sense of Social concern in the minds of all the students, through direct contact and exposure to our rural community and to lead the educated to committed action, dedicated service to the poor.

    Specific Objectives

  • To insist on the specific thrust of our college `` University to the Villages``
  • To empower the rural people to find solutions to their problems more systematically
  • To provide an adequate opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills to become agents of social change.
  • Adopted Areas

    The ARISE program has adopted Blocks 1,2 and 3 of the Chellampatti Blocks, which includes areas of Vadakkampatti, Vadakkampatti Colony, Moorthy Nagar, Paloothupatti, Indira Nagar, Jeyaraj Nagar, Nathappatti, Janatha Colony, Poosaripatti, Kesavanpatti, Kottaiyur, Pullaneri, Mottaiyanayakkanpatti, Meenatchipatti, Moonandipatti South and Moonandipatti North

    Dynamics of functioning

    The project aims at developing the neighborhood communities through Lieracy, Health Sanitation and Women Empowerment. Students will work in the assigned areas for 60 hours in an academic year. Students in each department will work in teams of 10-15 members, with a team leader as their respresentative.The work of every team will be continuously monitored and evaluated

    Coordinator

    1. Dr.V.Nirmal Rajkumar

    Field Assistant

    1. Mr.K.Muniyandi

    Centre for Women`s Studies
    (Supported by UGC Approved under XI Plan)

    Arul Anandar College is located in Usilampatti Taluk an area which had been declared by the Government of Tamil Nadu as Female Infanticide Taluk (Madurai 2004-A Statistical Hand Book). The status of rural Indian women is more appalling and heart rending. They are deprived of all rights and almost are reduced to objects meant for exploitation. As per the medieval perception, woman requires no education save that of household chores. It is sad to note that still the medieval perception persists in most of the villages. Usilampatti Taluk is not an exception, as elsewhere here too women undergo the gender disparity. The girl child is an unwanted appendage and considered to be a curse and a loathsome burden. Education is a farfetched dream for her. The female illiteracy has subsequently led to social issues such as child labour and child marriage. Despite the government taking stringent measures to curb these practices still it persists. Unbridled subjugation of women and nullifying of their very existence is a common knowledge in this area.

    Ushering in a New Phase for the Rural Women

    It is in this context that the Jesuit Community which is worldwide acclaimed for its educational service through its prestigious academic institutions willfully chose a rural ambience in Madurai District in order to uplift the rural youth socially and economically by imparting value based, quality education. The institution, as one of its best practices, opened its portals in the year 2000 for the women in order to empower them. Arul Anandar College stands distinctive amidst the other Jesuit Institutions as it is the sole institution to admit girl students for both UG and PG programmes. It was indeed a blessing for the women who were banned of tasting the fruit of pursuing the higher education and constrained within four walls after their school education. Since then there has been a constant increase in the number of women entering the academia. At present nearly 886 girl students have enrolled themselves in pursuing their studies and thereby empowering themselves.

    Objectives of Centre for Women`s Studies

  • Establishing the library and documentation centre
  • Creating awareness to the students and local women on various issues pertaining to women and gender.
  • Providing the women periodical trainings that build their soft and technical skills.
  • Holding Curriculum Development Programme
  • Information dissemination by way of publication
  • To impart knowledge of women`s rights
  • To sensitize about gender discrimination
  • To go beyond the economic and social factor and to probe the patriarchal and discriminatory practices in the educational policies and infrastructural provision that prevent access to women of the existing facilities.
  • To undertake various steps in one`s own institution, by way of policies and structures that would enable women to overcome their difficulties and move upwards.
  • To identify the persistent gender gaps and injustices within the institutional system and overcome the gaps.
  • Awareness Programme

    The college through the centre has been striving its best to create awareness among the women on the following issues:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Domestic Violence against Women
  • Women`s Issues
  • Breast Feeding
  • Women in Media
  • Mental Health Care
  • Legal Literacy Programme

    Dissemination and literacy are the only means by which the issues of suppressed women can be redressed. It is mandatory for every woman to be conscious of the legal rights hence the college took the effect of organizing guest lectures on Legal Literacy for the students as well as the uneducated rural women. The guest lecturers were focused on the following topics:

  • Women and Law
  • Women and Criminal Law
  • Women & Property Rights
  • Women & Marriage Law
  • Life Skills
  • Women and Health
  • Women`s Rights are Human Rights
  • Chairman

    • Rev. Dr Basil Xavier S SJ

    Convener

    • Ms Henri Rita Mary S

    Members

    • Ms Abirami S
    • Dr Kala T
    • Ms Juliet Shanthi I
    • Ms Ramya K
    • Ms Vasanthi C
    • Ms Vijayalakshmi D

    Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDP)

    The Entrepreneurship Development Cell started with the Vision and Mission of motivating the energetic students as Job Providers rather than the Job Seekers.The Cell is constituted with Rev. Fr. Dr. Xavier Vedam S.J, Principal as Chairman, Fr.Dr.Sebastian Mahimairaj as Co-ordinator, Dr. M. Solomon Bernardshaw, Asso.Professor of History, Dr. M. A. Jothirajan, Asso.Professor of Physics, Mrs. P. Jerlin Rupa Asst.Professor & Head of Business Administration and Mr. A. Sahayaraj Alxander Mrs. S. Rajeswari, Asst.Prof of Commerce, as Executive Members and 40 Student Members.

    Mission

    To motivate students to realize their potential and empower them as job providers rather than job seekers.

    Objectives

    • To enhance employability of educated youth through industry specific skill training
    • Students empowerment through hands on training
    • Capacity building for employment generation in the rural areas.

    Activities

    • Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp
    • Seminars and Guest lectures
    • Organizing capacity building programs to the civil society organization.
    • Organizing sensitization programs about small scale Industry(MSME)

    Inauguration of EDP Cell at Diraviam Arangam

    INAUGURATION- on 28th July (Thursday) 2011-12 was officially inaugurated on this day with the presence of Rev.Dr.Xavier Vedam.S.J., Principal, Arul Anandar College and the Chief Guest of the day wasMr. R. S. Babu, Mr.R.S.Babu, Madurai,Regional Manager, Moser Baer- India Limited Company celebration started with the lighting of Kuthuvilakku. The final year students were inspired to the GREATER GOOD with talks by the Dignitaries.


    CENTRE FOR WOMENS STUDIES
    (UGC SUPPORTED)
    ARUL ANANDAR COLLEGE (Autonomous)
    Reaccredited with 'A' Grade by NAAC
    Cordially Invites You for the One Day Orientation Programme
    On
    "EXPORT"
    Jointly organized by
    Dept of EDP Cell and Centre for Women Studies
    Resource Person
    Mrs.Sri.Devi, MBA, ACS,MA.,
    CEO- Brindha Exports
    Madurai,
    Venue: Diraviam Arangam
    Date: 23-02-2012
    Time: 9.30A.m-2.00p.m
    .
    • For the smooth and effective functioning of EDP, Mr. John Bosco participated in Deceber 6th &17th , 2010 in the Faculty Entrepreneurship Development Programme conducted by Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (Tamilnadu), CED Training Campus, Asasaradi, Madurai
    • A.John Bosco participated from 28-04-2011 to 08-06-2011in the entrepreneurship development programme on Food Processing Industries Small Industries Product promotion Organization (SIPPO), Mehaboobapalayam, Madurai, sponsored by Ministry of Food process Industries, Govt.of India.
    • A one day workshop on Entrepreneurship Training Programme organized by EDP cell on3rd September (Saturday) 2011. Mr.Aswath Babu, Free Lancer, Usilampatti, was the resource person.45 students were participated in the workshop.
    • To create an awareness of need and importance of Entrepreneurship as career option among students the cell organized one day workshop on Role of Entrepreneurs in the New Millennium on 12thth January 2012(Thursday). Ms.P.Sridevi, Managing Director, Brinda Exports, Madurai was resource person. All the final year students were actively participated in the program.

    Collaborative Programme with Women's studies centre

    The Centre of Women's Studies in collaboration with the Entrepreneshuip Development Cell of the college organised an Orientation Programme on Exporting on 23rd February 2012 for the II year girl students. The resource person was Mrs.S.Sri Devi MBA, ACS,MA, Chief Executive Officer, Brindha Exports, Madurai.

    • An industrial visit was organized for the participants. They were taken to Industrial visit and fare on 3rd March 2012 Industry: V.R. Foundaries Coimbatore, coimbatore. They got the opportunity to experience developments and progress achieved in the herbal soaps and cosmetics sectors; through ambit of display covering products, technologies and services, and the scope embodied by them for investment and technology up-gradation. The participants had an exposure on the infrastructure and other logistic support provided by them.
    • Mr. M. C. Chokkalingam, Business Consultant, Madurai delivered a special lecture on 'Guidelines to start small business' on 28th Saturday, July,2012. All the final year BBA, M.Sc., RDS., B.Com students were participated in the program.
    • Apiculture (Bee keeping) was inaugurated on 06-10-2012 mainly to inculcate interest in the field of Bee- keeping, session was given by Ms.Josephin Selvaraj, Director, Bee Keeping, Madurai.
    • Concerning the growing strength of women in the society, EDC is also working on empowerment of women in the field of entrepreneurship. EDC organized a Women Entrepreneurship Development Program on 30th January 2013,to encourage and motivate the potential women entrepreneurs. Ms.P.Sridevi, Managing Director, Brinda Exports, Madurai was resource person. The programme was intended to assist the women to come forward, establish their ventures and become self-dependent and self-reliant and contribute significantly to the economic growth of a country. This program provided a forum to guide and assist prospective entrepreneurs on various aspects such as preparing project reports, obtaining project approvals, loans and facilities from agencies of support system and information on technologies.
    • An Industry visit has been organized for students from 8th &9th March, 2013 to T.V.S. Automobiles and Kinfra Film & Video part at Thiruvanthuram.
    • A student from BBA has done a project on a study on prospects and problems faced by women entrepreneur in karaikudi sponsored by Entrepreshursip Development cell of Arul Anandar College, Karumathur, Madurai (EDCA)

      ENTREPRENURSHIP DEVELOPMENT CELL (EDC)

      28th July, 2011 Inauguration ? (EDC) Mr.R.S.Babu, Madurai, Regional Manager Moser Baer- India Limited Company
      Deceber 6th &17th , 2010 Inauguration ? (EDC) A.John Bosco -Participated in the Faculty Development Programme (FDP) in entrepreneurship centre Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (Tamilnadu), CED Training Campus, Asasaradi, Madurai
      28-04-2011 to 08-06-2011 A.John Bosco participated in the entrepreneurship development programme on Food Processing Industries sponsored by Ministry of Food process Industries, Govt.of India. Small Industries Product promotion Organization (SIPPO), Mehaboobapalayam, Madurai
      3rd September, 2011 One Day Workshop on Entrepreneurship Training Programme Mr.Aswath Babu, Free Lancer, Usilampatti
      12th January, 2012 One Day workshop on Role of Entrepreneurs in the New Millennium Ms.P.Sridevi, Manageing Director, Brinda Exports, Madurai
      23rd February, 2012 Orientation programme on Exporting procedures for second years girls students Ms.Sri Devi MBA., ACS., MA., Eco Brindha Exports, Madurai MA., Eco Brindha Exports, Madurai
      3rd March 2012 Industry visits to V.R.Foundaries Industry: V.R. Foundaries Coimbatore,
      28th July, 2012 Special Lecture on Guidelines to start small business Special Lecture on Guidelines to start small business
      6th October, 2012 Inauguration of Apiculture (Bee Keeping) Ms. Josephine Selvaraj, Director, Bee Keeping , Madurai
      30th January, 2013 Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme Ms.P.Sridevi, Managing Director, Brinda Exports, Madurai.
      8th &9th March, 2013 Industry visits to T.V.S. Automobiles and Kinfra Film & Video part. T.V.S. Automobiles and Kinfra Film & Video part at Thiruvanthuram
      during the period of 2012-2013 a study on prospects and problems faced by women entrepreneur in karaikudi sponsored by Entrepreshursip Development cell of Arul Anandar College, Karumathur, Madurai (EDCA) Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu.