EMBLEM

Embalam

As the Sun providing abundant energy and light to the world ceaselessly nourishing every living being, as the Lotus flower being the most preferred mount for goddesses of Wisdom and Wealth, as the Veena that fills the Universe with mellifluously soothing divine music and as the Kaamathenu (divine cow) giving desired bounties to deserving people, the SSNC provides all that elevates one to an exalted status, ‘SACRED’ – ‘Spiritual, Academic & Contemporary Resonant Empowered Duteous’, with the blessings of Sri Bhagavan Ramakrishna, Annai Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.

HISTORY

Sri Sarada Niketan College for Women, Amaravathipudur, Karaikudi Taluk has been in existence since 1997. The unparallel commitment of Swami Admananda Maharaj, to the cause of higher education for the women, particularly those in rural areas, is the sole factor that brought the College into being here, one of the educationally backward districts of the nation. Affiliated to the Madurai Kamaraj University earlier, the College stands now affiliated to the Alagappa University, Karaikudi from the academic year 2003-04.

The main purpose of the College is to bring into being illustrious young women graduates, prepared with valuable knowledge, perfected with character and packed with true sense of human values as reflected in our four-fold objectives: "BLISS LOTUS BLOOM SMART".

The College owes its existence to Srimath Swami Atmananda who took efforts to establish the College. He is the founder, correspondent and secretary of this College. He has established educational institutions in Karur, Coimbatore and Salem, with service as the basic motto in serene environment.

Sri Sarada Niketan College for Women College is situated in an ever green tranquil environment of lush Coconut Grove of 34 acre expanse. Guests to the campus are wonder-struck on the very sight the greens, occasionally visited by peacocks. Besides on-looking the Rameswaram Highways, the Kallupatti-Aravayal Panchayat Road on the other side provides easy reach to the College.

The thrust goal of the College is to impart job-oriented higher education with utility based curriculum for women students in the background of a distinctive atmosphere of ancient native culture and tradition of the land. In addition to offering education that equips the learners with ability to face the challenges of life, this institution endeavors to preserve and propagate the rich tradition and culture of our nation imbibing in the students, the foundations of discipline, dedication, devotion and divinity.

A beautiful Sri Sarada Devi Temple is nested serenely in the College, with an imposing Prime Tower. The temple is serene and blissful with pooja carried out regularly 6 times a day. The students and members of the staff are blessed as they participate in the divine recitals on Ramakrishna and Sarada Devi, besides other Deities. The temple instantly imbibes divine experience. Depictions of sayings of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Swami Vivekananda and Sarada Devi displayed at many places add to the already overflowing divinity. There is another small shrine devoted to Lord Ganesa along with Lord Hanuman. Inside there is also Sri Sarada Sevashram which runs a home for the aged and destitute women and children.

PROFILE

NAME OF THE COLLEGE SRI SARADA NIKETAN COLLEGE FOR WOMEN
Place Amaravathipudur, Karaikudi, Sivagangai District. PIN 630303
State Tamil Nadu
Affiliating University Alagappa University, Karaikudi
Status of the College Accredited with "B" Grade by NAAC    (03.03.2015)
Recognized by UGC under Sec.2(f) &12(B)    (03.7.2012)
Type of College Exclusively for Women
Number of Departments: 10
Arts: 02
Science: 05
Commerce &Management: 03
Number of Programs: 15
Under Graduate : 10
Post Graduate : 04
Diploma : 01
Year of Establishment 1997
Permanent Affiliation 2009-10 with Alagappa University.
Location of the College Rural
Staff Strength (As of September 2017) No. of Teaching Staff Members :55
No. of Non-Teaching Staff Members : 08
Student Strength (As of September 2017) UG : 779
PG :63

CURRICULUM

State of the art modern curriculum as designed by the Affiliating Alagappa University is followed. The delivery of knowledge is uniquely designed with learner enchanting pedagogy. ICT induction, participative learning, experiential erudition and the like are the knowledge transfer models followed for effective learning.

SPECIAL FEATURES: Infrastructure and Facilities

  • Well-furnished Computer Labs with 82 + latest Systems with net facilities
  • Updated Library with 24 hours Internet facilities
  • Modern lab facilities for Physics and Bio-chemistry
  • Dedicated teachers well prepared for their tasks
  • Well-furnished Hostel with Recreation facilities situated in a serene environment
  • Daily prayers to inculcate spiritual ideals among the students
  • Availability of water purification plant
  • Personality Development Program
  • Special Computer Literacy Program
  • Out-reach activities with social asset creation
  • Schematic co-curricular activities emphasizing diverse skills
  • Values and Ethics Classes
  • Regular Counseling sessions
  • Entrepreneurship Development Program for all students
  • Guidance & counseling for Civil Services(IAS,IPS) exams to aspiring candidates
  • Student services like canteen, Xerox and transport facilities
  • Campus recruitment by reputed Corporate concerns
  • Dedicated team of administrative personnel
  • Fruitful laicism with University and other Colleges
  • Vast Ground for sporting and gaming
  • Car Driving Training Classes
  • Series of activities by different For a, Cells, clubs, etc
  • Effective Liaison with public and commitment for social causes

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Library

The Library is a reservoir of knowledge and act as a gateway to information to meet the needs of the institutions diverse instructional, research and outreach programmes. Students, teachers and administrative staff are given library membership. They can read the books and periodicals in the library anytime during working hours. They can borrow books for home study for specified period. At the time of completion of study/service, the users have to return all their books they have borrowed and have to get the clearance from the libraries surrendering the library tickets as well. Internet facility and online journal access are also provided for the users. Faculty and students have access through Broad band connectivity.

Working Hours

  • The Library is open to all members of the college.
  • The Library will be kept open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on all working days.
  • The Library will be closed on Sunday and other public holidays.

Books Available

S.No DEPARTMENT NO. OF TEXT BOOKS NO. OF REFERENCE BOOKS TOTAL BOOKS
1 Computer science & Information Technology 730 40 770
2 Mathematics 461 40 501
3 Commerce & Business Administration 945 50 995
4 Bio - Chemistry 352 25 377
5 Physics 300 16 316
6 English 662 50 712
7 Tamil 2000 1180 3180
8 General ---- 700 641
9 Total Books ---- ---- 7492
10 Number of journals ---- 24 24

Hostel

An excellent hostel is run by the College. The aim of the hostel is to provide a home-away-from-home for young girls who are obliged to be away from their parents on account of their studies. Our emphasis is to promotion of self-confidence & discipline, inculcation of the ideals of a harmonious communal living in the students and grooming them to become epitomes of every desirable quality of ideal Indian women. Self-help and self-reliance and a spirit of accommodation are the exquisite virtues of the inmates. The rules are framed for the common good and every student is expected cheerfully to abide by them and do her best for the maintenance of discipline, peace & harmony in the hostel. Delicious and nutritious vegetarian food is provided to the students. To promote spiritual and moral values among the students, daily prayers and moral classes are conducted.

Scholarship

To motivate and help the downtrodden students from rural areas, the Government scholarship schemes are adopted in our College. About 30% of the students avail scholarship assistances.

Bus Facility

We are operating buses for the convenience of the students from various parts of the district.

Other Comforts

For the health and hygiene of the students, we are providing 24 hour RO purified water in our campus.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Free Education

"Educate your woman first and leave them to all and they will tell you what reforms are needed" - these are the words of Swami Vivekananda. One of our aims is to offer free education to women students from rural areas and elevate them in the society. The educational development among Women helps to enhance their personal capabilities and increase decision making status in family and society as a whole. Every year about 50 students are offered free education by our institution.

Orphanage

"Service to Poor Is Service to God" -These are the words of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna. The orphanage in our College Ashram is run by the management to give shelter to the orphaned girls. It is functioning from 1997. The main objective of our orphanage home is to provide homely environment with love, compassion and comfort to the hapless young children. About 20 girl children are staying in the home.

Old-age Home

Elders stand as the pillars of the society and guiding stars for the younger generation. But some old people are left uncared for, when they need such care so much. Our aim is to provide comfort and safety to the old-age women who are not supported by their families. The old-age home in our college has been functioning since 1997. At present about 20 old women are staying in the old-age home. Medical facilities and other needs are provided to them with love, care and compassion.