College Library



1.History of Library

In the year 1970 Arul Anandar College was started under the name De La Salle College, Karumathur. The main objectives of the College Library is to cater the need of the student community who pursuit for higher studies. It has also an equal amount of responsibility to meet the need of the teaching staff for effective teaching and also for the further research programme of the staff, students and research scholar of the college.

The change of the management also resulted in the change of the name of the college as ARUL ANANDAR COLLEGE in 1973 under the Jesuit Management. Our college Library started with a volume of 1500 books on 18.8.1970.

In 1995 no separate library building was possible and in memory of the Silver Jubilee a Separate Library Building was built with an area of 11910 Sq.feet. The annual purchases of books are 2000 volumes per year and now the total volume of books touched 54000.

The working time of the college for academic programme for Government aided courses is 8.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Self Finance course timings are 1.45 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. The college Library opens at 8.30 a.m. and is closed at 6.00 p.m. without closing the Library for lunch break.

All the Library documents are divided into eight sections such as magazine and periodical section, INFONET e- access point, Reference section, Book stack section, Theses and back volume section, Technical Section, reprographic section and Internet section.

As the open access system is in force all the library readers are free to enter the library and can choose there own books for reading at home. U.G. students are given three documents; P.G. Students are given five documents and M.Phil. Students are given eight documents. Documents are lent to students for a period of 15 days and if preferred it can be renewed for a further period of 15 days. Staff members are given ten documents.

A mile stone in the college history is the automation of the library. The inauguration of its digitalization was held on 22 April 2006 by Dr. T.A.V Moorthy, Director INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad. A new software SOUL and for this a latest version was purchased exclusively for the college library automation also fixed 2 OPAC system for students easily accessibility.

New INFONET e- access centre and browsing centre was established in 21.09.2011 It has 8 computer systems with one printer and also access subject CD ROM, Video?s, Spoken language video and Audios, Thesis index, periodical back issues index and online modern question bank. All the access free to the library members

Statistical records are maintained in the library showing the records such as the number of books issued per day and the number of readers visits the library per day. A gate register is made available for the readers for signing when they enter the library. As an average at about 452 students visit the library everyday. The issue and return of books per day amount to about more than 100 books.

Usually books will be withdrawn from the students at the end of the financial year that is 31st March of every year. Afterwards the students are not lent books. They have to find their own way for their studies. This is the practice in all Institutions. But Arul Anandar College adopts a different method to remove this handicap.

Special arrangements are made to issue books to all students after march 31st. We have also made special arrangements to collect back the books on the last date of the examination. Defaulters will not be able to get their T.C. and mark statements without clearing the Library dues. This facility of borrowing books till the last date of the examination is the special feature of Arul Anandar College Library.

Measurement about the utility of the library:

With the available statistics an attempt was made to measure the usage of the college Library. The average student?s entry in the library is about 452 students per day. Each students or reader refers minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 documents per day. This means that a minimum of 1400 documents are referred per day.

Total number of working days in an academic year comes to about 180 days. In total Library documents are getting referred a minimum of 2,52,000 times and a maximum of 4,06,800 times in an academic year. Thus the Library resources are well exploited by the student folk.

2.Objectives
  • To support student community for Higher Education
  • To Support teaching staff for effective teaching and research
  • To support the Local community for Service commission exams
3.Total Area
Reading Hall 1705 Sq.ft
Reference Hall 1730 Sq.ft
Stock Room 3065 Sq.ft
Seminar hall 1955 Sq.ft
Conference Hall 1955 Sq.ft
Librarian Room 140 Sq.ft.
Xerox 120 Sq.ft
Library Entrance 1240 Sq.ft.
Total 11910 Sq.ft
4.Working Hours
On Working Days 8.30 am to 6.00 pm
(Without Lunch break)
Saturday (Holidays) 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Before Examination Days 9.00 am to 4.00 pm
During the Examination Days 8.30 am to 6.00 pm
During the Vacation Days 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
5.Library Rules
  1. Strict Silence should be observed in the library.
  2. Personal belonging such as Bugs, Tiffin-boxes, Notebooks, etc., should be left at the property counter in the library entrance.
  3. Books are lent to students on all working days.
  4. Books are usually lent for a period of two weeks and many be renewed for a further period if those books are not in demand by other students.
  5. Books should be returned on or before the due date indicate in the issue slip of the book.
  6. Over due fine of Rs.1 per day will be charged if the book is nor returned on time.
  7. If the book is lost you will be pay three time of book cost and fine also.
  8. The librarian may ask for the return of any book even before the expiry of the due date.
  9. Reference books such as dictionaries, year books, encyclopedia, General knowledge books and books labeled as Reference will not be lent.
  10. Students are forbidden to make any marking or underlining in books and periodicals
  11. Students are advised to examine and ascertain the conditions of the book at the time of borrowing itself. If there is any damage it should be immediately brought to the notice of the librarian. Otherwise the borrower will be held responsible for the damage book.
  12. If a book is damaged or lost, the cost of replacing it with a new copy along with fine will be recovered from the borrower. If one book is a set of books is damaged or lost, the cost of replacing the whole set will be recovered.
  13. All the students should produce their identity card at the time of borrowing library books.
  14. All the students should return all the library books a week before the last working day of the academic year.
  15. Students are forbidden to use of unless website in the browsing centre.
  16. No outside / personal books are allowed in the library for reading purpose.
  17. Using of mobile phone is strictly prohibited.
6.Membership

All the students, faculty embers and employees of the college are eligibility the membership of the library. The registered members are issued barcode Identity card for access the library documents. The College ID card is provided with barcode facilities to use the library service to all the staff and students of our college

7.Document Eligibility
Members No Of Books Duration
Staff
Teaching Staff 10 Books One Semester
Non Teaching Staff 5 Books One Semester
Students
UG 3 Books 15 days
PG 5 Books 15 days
M.Phil 5 Books 15 days
Scholar 8 Books One Month
On need basis the student can renew further for 15 days.

Principal's Desk



Fr.Dr.S.Basil Xavier, S.J.
Principal

Fr. Greetings

Warm Greetings.

I am delighted to announce that Arul Anandar College celebrates its Golden Jubilee Year (1970-2020), the year of the Lords favour. The Bible says, “...that fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you?it shall be holy to you” (Leviticus 25: 11-12). Jubilee is an occasion to recollect the amazing ways in which the college has fulfilled its vision and mission of building men and women for others who will create an ambiance of peace and fraternity, a dire need today. It also offers the prospect to contemplate the past achievements of the college as well as look into challenges that lie ahead. At this juncture, I reckon it a great pleasure to welcome Rev. Fr. Dr. John B. Pragasam, S.J. the new Rector and wish him all the graces and blessings to lead us and inspire us in all our academic endeavors. I take this opportunity to extend my deeper sense of gratitude and appreciation to Rev. Fr. Dr. Amal Kulandaisamy, S.J. for his committed efforts and support to the progress of the institution.

In this remarkable year of Golden Jubilee celebration, I welcome all the faculty, administrative staff, students and stakeholders of AAC to head towards the horizon of excellence. I gratefully remember all the teaching and non-teaching stalwarts of the past decades who by their selfless, unstinted and spirited service had enormously promoted the growth of the institution.

The college has planned to introduce a plethora of academic and extension activities to commemorate the Golden Jubilee year. The primary objective of Jesuit Higher Education is to liberate the youth from the constrains of ignorance, distorted values and prejudices and transform them into leaders with an undying devotion to serve the society. The AAC academe must always change, renew and rejuvenate ourselves and move towards Magis “better the best”.

Let me sincerely appreciate the great support and co-operation rendered by all the parents and alumni in the development of the institution which I earnestly look forward in the Golden Jubilee year too. Let us all together joyously celebrate the Golden Jubilee of our esteemed institution with undivided spirit of solidarity.

Rev. Fr. Dr. BASIL XAVIER, S.J.
Principal
Arul Anandar College
Karumathur

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Admission Policy

Student Admissions

AAC follows a transparent admission process in admissions to all the courses. Every year the College publishes a prospectus indicating the courses offered, fee structure and the eligibility criteria. The Institution publishes the admission procedure in its website http://www.aactni.edu.in. Advertisements in leading Tamil and English dailies regarding the courses and admission details are also given.

General Courses
  • Student admission to the UG courses is based on their academic performance in the Higher Secondary Examination and the reservation policy stipulated by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
  • Apart from this, the Management's policy of "Preferential Option for the Poor" is given due consideration while admitting the students.
  • For PG courses, the marks obtained in the UG courses along with the marks obtained in the entrance test conducted by the College is taken in to account for admission.
Professional Courses
  • For admission to MCA course the performance in the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) is also considered.
Jesuit Admission Policy
  • Preferential option for the Poor is the guiding policy in student admission
  • On an average 70 per cent of the students admitted belong to the socially and economically disadvantaged sections of the society.
  • Priority is given to the girl students from the local area.
  • The rank and selection list are displayed on the College Notice Board.
  • Staff facilitate the students in selecting their academic programme.
  • Principal meets students along with their parents/guardians during admission.

MOU

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

Arul Anandar College (autonomous) though located in a rural area, has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with

  1. Universities in USA
  2. Gandhigram Rural University,Gandhigram
  3. MAPUA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Manila, Philippines on Nano Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering R&D
  4. Namur University, Belgium and with industries in Madurai.

The MoU

  1. Enables Arul Anandar College to offer degree programmes of the foreign Universities in its campus with the transfer of credits.
  2. Facilitates both institutions to conduct research and extension jointly.
  3. Creates network for further collaboration.
  4. Results in job placement of the poor and the marginalized.

NAAC Accreditation

  1. The college all its academic programmes, places great emphasis on moral and spiritual values which actually should form the crux of the quality of life in any society The opportunities for growth created by the Jesuit group with a spirit of service and love have made an impact on the minds of people who are very appreciative of the great service for integrated human development.
  2. The most important and relevant factor, which strikes the team (NAAC), is the vision of the Department of RDS, which is an interdisciplinary field to empower the rural poor for an integrated rural development.
  3. Teaching, Research and Extension bring the students and the people together through the RDS programme.
  4. One remarkable aspect of the whole programme is the importance of computer literacy to all the under graduate students to meet the challenges of the present day.
  5. The college has achieved excellence in its outreach and extension programme(s).
  6. The Controller's Office maintains strict secrecy and confidentiality in all matters of the conduct of examination.
  7. The extension programme of the college has made a name for itself in Karumathur, with its sincere efforts and remedial action to transform the village into a better place with informed, humane and processing desirable values.
  8. With its large collection of books, journals and periodicals and its reprographic facilities, the library is put to very good use.
  9. The extensive play grounds of the college give students ample opportunity to excel in sports and games.
  10. Students are given academic counselling in their respective Departments through seminars and talks delivered by professionals in various fields.<
  11. The Arul Anandar College Alumni Association (AACAA) promotes friendship among the alumni and encourages activities that spread secularism, alleviate poverty, protect the environment and safeguard human rights.
  12. The autonomy of the college is carefully monitored to ensure true academic powers.
  13. The most striking aspect of Arul Anandar College (Autonomous) is the clear mission and the goals which the college strives to attain
  14. The incorporation of social thrust in curriculum, merging the felt need of the community as well as fulfilling the aspiration of the modern youth are very complementary.
  15. The emphasis on extra curricular activities, physical education, etc. is exemplary which makes a difference in the overall personality development of students.
  16. The organization and management of the college has been excellent. The leadership provided by the Principal has been dynamic and humane which has created an atmosphere of inspiration and harmony among the teaching and the non- teaching staff.
  17. On the whole the college has been a source of inspiration and assistance to the local community and others, by envisioning the future developmental goals, and facilitates a step-by-step growth of the first generation learners and the community as a whole.
  18. In recognition of its people-centered innovative courses, the college was accredited with the coveted FIVE STARS by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) in 2001.
  19. The consistent track record was further proved when it was reaccredited with 'A' Grade with a CGPA of 3.66 in 2014.

Arul Anandar College Alumni Association(AACAA)

Arul Anandar College Alumni Association (AACAA) has been vibrant and doing meaningful service to the students and the community. In order to facilitate the congregation of alumni in their own native locations, it has started regional chapters at Madurai, Theni, Dindigul, Kodaikanal, etc. Besides, this association is organising regular meetings of alumni at regular intervals and sustains the spirit of brotherhood and social commitment. The following activities highlight the significance of this association:

  1. Regular chapter meetings and annual meetings
  2. Regular publication of Alumni News Letter "ECHOES"
  3. Hosting the Convocation Day and felicitating the new graduates
  4. Instituting Distinguished Alumni Award
  5. Distributing scholarship worth Rs.18,000/- every year for the poor and deserving students who pursue studies in the college
  6. Felicitating the retiring staff conducting a DTP course for drop-out women in the age group of 16-25 in order to enhance their livelihood opportunities
  7. As a social commitment, AACAA has invited all the elected Panchayat Representatives of Chellampatti Panchayat Union and felicitated them at a function on the campus

Arul Anandar College Alumni Association (AACAA) has been vibrant and doing meaningful service to the students and the community. In order to facilitate the congregation of alumni in their own native locations, it has started regional chapters at Madurai, Theni, Dindigul, Kodaikanal, etc. Besides, this association is organising regular meetings of alumni at regular intervals and sustains the spirit of brotherhood and social commitment. The following activities highlight the significance of this association:

  1. Regular chapter meetings and annual meetings
  2. Regular publication of Alumni News Letter "ECHOES"
  3. Hosting the Convocation Day and felicitating the new graduates
  4. Instituting Distinguished Alumni Award
  5. Distributing scholarship worth Rs.18,000/- every year for the poor and deserving students who pursue studies in the college
  6. Felicitating the retiring staff conducting a DTP course for drop-out women in the age group of 16-25 in order to enhance their livelihood opportunities
  7. As a social commitment, AACAA has invited all the elected Panchayat Representatives of Chellampatti Panchayat Union and felicitated them at a function on the campus

Arul Anandar College Alumni Association (AACAA) has been vibrant and doing meaningful service to the students and the community. In order to facilitate the congregation of alumni in their own native locations, it has started regional chapters at Madurai, Theni, Dindigul, Kodaikanal, etc. Besides, this association is organising regular meetings of alumni at regular intervals and sustains the spirit of brotherhood and social commitment. The following activities highlight the significance of this association:

  1. Regular chapter meetings and annual meetings
  2. Regular publication of Alumni News Letter "ECHOES"
  3. Hosting the Convocation Day and felicitating the new graduates
  4. Instituting Distinguished Alumni Award
  5. Distributing scholarship worth Rs.18,000/- every year for the poor and deserving students who pursue studies in the college
  6. Felicitating the retiring staff conducting a DTP course for drop-out women in the age group of 16-25 in order to enhance their livelihood opportunities
  7. As a social commitment, AACAA has invited all the elected Panchayat Representatives of Chellampatti Panchayat Union and felicitated them at a function on the campus

Student Counsellors

The counselling centre with professionally qualified counsellors became a full-fledged functional unit during the academic year 2004-05. Prior to this the counselling requirements of the students were managed by the members of the faculty. Professional counselling centre was established with the objective of promoting mental health and enriching the personality development of the staff and students.

Three professionally trained counsellors form the counsellng services team at AAC. Our services include: personal counselling for student development? both academic and non-academic in individual and group settings. In addition to counselling students directly? we are also available for consultation for the staff? parents of our students and the management. Outside agencies also benefit from our services.

Activities

  • Students` Orientation at the beginning of the year.
  • Class-wise motivation sessions for all students.
  • Personal growth sessions for women`s students.
  • Achievement Motivation Sessions for sports team players.
  • Confidence Building sessions for NSS students.
  • Leadership Development Seminars for AAC Class Leaders.
  • Psychological animation of PTA.
  • Collaboration with the Mentor Care Programme of AAC.
  • Consultation and Programme Planning for ?Muhil?, a Siddha Treatment and Research Centre.
  • Consultation and Counselling Services to NGOs involved in helping the HIV/AIDS population.

Coordinators - Mentor Care

  1. Rev.Dr.A.Sebastian Mahimairaj OCD (Shift-I)
  2. Mr.P.Ramachandran (Shift-II)
  3. Rev.Fr.S.P.Savarimuthufont (Shift-I)

Student Counsellors

  1. Dr Ramkumar G
  2. Dr Mabel Joshaline C
  3. Rev. Fr Stanislaus S CMF
  4. Ms.S.Rajeswari
  5. Mr Viswanathan R
  6. Ms Arockia Juliet P
  7. Ms Jenitha Sironmani J