CHRISTIAN COLLEGE PREPARATORY WORKSHOP (CCPW) for First Year Students
Organised by Dept. of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Commerce, Botany, Zoology, Economics, History & English
The programme aims at providing first year students with basic study skills that will help them to cope with the challenges of First Degree Programme by giving them a firm grounding in the fundamental proficiencies required for University level learning. The workshop will have input sessions in 1) English Language 2) Numerical Ability 3) Logic & Reasoning and 4) General Awareness. This workshop will provide a firm foundation in study skills, which will help students to follow classes better while also improving their overall performance. The programme will have a cascading effect on students’ general performance in the subsequent years of their career development. The sessions will be taken by a team of Faculty members of Christian College fraternity.
Salient features of the workshop :
- Introduction to fundamentals of various skills/competencies
- Developing English Speaking ability
- Activity oriented models
- Interactive learning sessions Social Internship
The mission of the Social Internship is to mentor the youth of the college by educating and empowering them to become more active in the community. The programme is designed to develop stronger relationships between our students and the society in order to foster better understand-ing and address challenges and solutions. Academic Internship Academic Internship aims to provide students with a chance to gain valuable work experience by working as an intern at various firms in the corporate sector.
Movers & Shakers: The Movers & Shakers programme brings various achievers from different walks of life so that they can share their success stories and give students a chance to draw inspiration from their lives. Psychometric Analysis Psychometric Analysis attempts to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of students by measuring the students’ cognitive ability and personality/ behavioural style.
The College has a language lab to help students to have a working knowledge of the concepts of English language. The language lab helps students to learn the language by experiential learning. Especially the lab will give them training on the importance of correct intonation and accent while using English language. The facility is open to all the students irrespective of their department.
A Counselling Unit has been functioning under the guidance of three trained teachers- Dr. Desy P Koruth, Dr. Jisha John and Prof. Leena Liz Mathew. The service of these three trained counsellors is available during noon intervals in the side room adjacent to the Meditation Centre. They help the students to enhance their coping skills, make good decisions in their lives, to improve their interpersonal relationships and to understand their emotions and their responses to them. Those who need further help are sent to trained councillors/psychotherapists under the guidance of the Management. The Counselling Unit organises counselling sessions for students where eminent councillors are invited as resource persons.
Career and Placement Cell
The career & placement cell of the college organizes career counselling for students which helps our students to appear in campus interviews and recruitment drives conducted in the college. The career guidance cell conducts various recruitment drives, job fairs in collaboration with State Government and other private agencies and career guidance programmes for students. Dr. Biju Thomas of the Dept. of Politics serves as the coordinator.
Scholar Support Programme
The Scholar Support Programme envisages extending support to scholars in the undergraduate programme with timely assistance in terms of tutorials, additional lectures, interactive sessions, question banks and study material. The programme aims at imparting additional support to needy students. The Directorate of Collegiate Education implemented the programme for aided colleges in the academic year 2014-15. According to the instructions given, students scoring low marks in the qualifying examination are supposed to be admitted to the programme. Christian College provides special training for 100 students on 10 subjects selected based on demand from students. Classes are engaged by the regular faculty of the college itself.
Soft Skills Training
The aim of Soft Skill training is to improve interpersonal relation skills of students and to enable them to communicate effectively. It also aims to help them manage themselves and their problems. The programme began in the year 2013 under the auspices of the Department of English. Every year students from various streams take part in the programme and successfully complete the training. The programme gives ample opportunity to the students to open up, discuss and freely interact with their trainers. The course is primarily intended for the first year degree students. The topics are handled by the following teachers as follows:
- Communication Skills:Prof. Solomon Asha Joseph and Prof Leena Liz Mathew
- Group Discussion:Prof. Basil Thomas
- Body Language and Compering:Dr. John George Athyal
- Presentation skills:Prof. Nirmala Varghese
- Time Management:Prof. Fancy D.R.
- Stress Management:Prof. Jolly Alex
- Leadership skills:Mr. Aneesh Kumar C.
- Interview trainings:Prof. Thankam K. Abraham
- Conflict Resolution:Prof. Shalini Rachel Varghese
- Self-management:Dr. AnejSomaraj
Walk with a Scholar (WWS)
WWS is a dream project of Government of Kerala to excel meritorious students, in learning through specialized mentoring programmes, of the Undergraduate Programmes in Arts, Science and Commerce and to provide guidance to frame their future. The scheme introduces the idea of mentoring and build capacities on the concept, mentor as a ‘Guide’ and ‘Friend’.
The mentoring scheme is purely voluntary in nature and open for all students entering the first semester of the Undergraduate Programmes. However, students who belong to the general category must have 60% of marks/grade points in the qualifying examination. For SCs/STs, no mark restriction is imposed.The Scheme aims at giving necessary orientation to needy students to prepare for employment, and give them necessary guidance, motivation and mental support that enables them to identify appropriate areas for higher study and employment.