Curricular Aspects

Curriculum is an all-inclusive eclectic blueprint of an educational institution that caters to the needs of a dynamic society. The core curriculum is framed and modified by the faculty members of the respective departments in consultation with the panel members of the Board of Studies with the approval of the Academic Council. The Academic Council is responsible for ensuring that all the processes, procedures and mechanisms for curriculum development are adhered to and implemented. The mechanisms involved in designing a curriculum are :

  • The educational or professional context in which a programme is to be developed/ delivered is determined and agreed upon.

  • The needs of the learners in accordance with the requirements of the professional bodies is taken into account.

  • The aims and the broad learning outcome of the programme is determined and clearly outlined.

  • The detailed development of each topic or course area in terms of defining objectives and learning outcomes is allocated to individual teams.

  • The course team is to develop a coherent programme comprising learning outcome, timetable, content, appropriate teaching, learning and assessment methods and the utilization of relevant and appropriate learning resources.

  • The course is reviewed and revised in line with the feedback received from the alumnae, parents and other stakeholders.

The Board of Studies comprises the Head of the Department, faculty members, University nominee and subject experts from other College, one post graduate meritorious alumnus nominated by the Principal. Informal interaction with alumni, parents, academicians, researchers along with the insight into the current developments in subject concerned gained by the faculty through workshops/ training helps in the design and development of the curriculum. The Board of studies meets once in two years and look into the following functions:

  • Preparation of syllabi as per the objective of the college and within the scope of the subject concerned.

  • Reviewing and updating the syllabus and question pattern.

  • Suggesting methodologies for innovative teaching and evaluation methods.

  • Suggesting panel of names to the Academic Council for the appointment of examiners.

Agrarians structure the society of Thanjavur and its neighbouring district. By designing courses related to biodiversity, biotechnology, environment studies, mushroom cultivation, climatology, the curriculum creates awareness among the students about the detrimental effects of the despoliation of the environment and insists on a nurturing affinity towards the land. Agrarianism and environment consciousness and protection is not only a regional and national need but also a global one.

Thus the curriculum address the needs of the society and have relevance to the regional / national developmental needs.