Work - Justice - Love
Arul Anandar College
(An Autonomous Institution Affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University)
Re-accredited (3rd cycle) by NAAC with 'A' Grade - CGPA 3.66 on a 4-point scale
Karumathur - 625 514, Madurai District, Tamilnadu
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Department of Human Excellence

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The Department of Human Excellence in Arul Anandar College (Autonomous), renamed at the start of its Golden Jubilee Year 2019-20, is a unique platform to fulfill the the College Vission and Mission, and the Motto. The Department was called by various names like Foundation Courses, Religion and Value Education, etc. in the last three decades. But now with a new name, the "Department of Human Excellence" functions with three units of educational entrepreneurship within its umbrella, namely Foundation Courses, Soft Skills, and Communication Skills.

While the Foundation Courses develop the value-orientation and value-basis of all discernment and decision making in UG students, Soft Skills and Communication Skills focus on their multivarious skills development. The Department differs from other departments considerably by the way of its content communication, teaching methods, and the mode of evaluation.

ICT is generally used as the common tool of instruction and communication. The methods vary with teachers' creativity and students' participation. The methods of teaching and evaluation border on each other. They could be group discussions and stage performances, individual's creative expressions on the subject matter through art-forms and the like, field visits and experience sharing, and other usual forms like assignments, etc. Depending on the subject matter, the communication methods vary. Students generally show attention and interest in the class dynamics, which indeed is satisfying to teachers and students.

The great challenge rests upon the teacher to equip oneself on various concepts, problems, and issues, their shades and shores, like personality, society, nation, and the globe. The second challenge is how to evince interest in students. Hence, Staff training becomes important.

Unit of Foundation Courses

Foundation Courses offer UG students a holistic value-education through well-designed courses on Personality Development, Social Responsibility and Global Citizenship, Environmental Studies, and Religious Literacy and Peace Ethics.


»  1 Credit per Semester for 4 Semesters.
»  1 Class per Cycle (A to F Order).
»  40 and more Teachers on Service.

Unit of Soft Skills

Soft Skills trains UG students through designated courses to acquire basic skills in reading, writing, speaking, skills in personal development, emotional intelligence, stress & time management, and leadership cum team-building skills.


»  2 Credits for all 6 Semesters.
»  1 Class per Cycle (A to F Order).
»  17 Teachers on Service.

Unit of Communication Skills

Communication Skills trains UG students in language proficiency, English-speaking techniques, creating opportunities for communication, gaining self-confidence in facing a group or an audience, etc. through description of self, family, role-model, objects, places and persons.


»  1 Credit per Semester for 2 Semesters.
»  1 Class per Cycle (A to F Order).
»  19 Teachers on Service.