Community College

India is in need of an education system, which is affordable, flexible and relevant to the individuals as well as the society. Skilled workforce, managers and entrepreneurs are in great demand. Moreover, the skill-oriented courses available in the market have low creditability and acceptability in the industry. Recognizing this scenario, the UGC has introduced the concept of community colleges to offer skill oriented courses, which can be accessed by underprivileged students.

The 12th Five Year Plan Document of the Planning Commission has laid a special emphasis on expansion of skill-based programmes in higher education. It recommends setting up of Community Colleges (CC) to serve multiple needs, including

Career oriented education and skills to students interested in directly entering the workforce;

  • Contracted training and education programmes for local employers
  • High-touch remedial education for secondary school graduates not ready to enroll in traditional Colleges, giving them a path to transfer to three or four year institutions
  • General interest courses to the community for personal development and interest. The Plan Document also states that Community Colleges will be located to afford easy access to underprivileged students and such colleges could either be established as affiliated colleges of universities or as entirely autonomous institutions.

The American College, pioneer in the field of education, as part of its social commitment has established The American College Community College (Co-educational) in the existing campus to offer courses on Medical Laboratory Technology, and Aquaculture. The courses offered are affordable, and of high quality education encompassing vocational skills development, computer operations, effective communication and life coping skills. Hence, the courses will provide ample opportunities to students to enter the employment sector directly and help cater to the life-long learning needs of the community. The College is in constant dialogue with the industry and involves industrial partners in designing the curriculum, trading, internship and evaluation. The College has qualified and experienced faculty to impart the necessary skills, and laboratory facilities to provide hands-on practice at the campus and at the facility offered by partner industry. Skills based on National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) and National Occupational Standards (NOS) will be imparted to meet definite job roles.

VISION

To be a Christian higher educational institution of global standards and reputation

MISSION

To develop skilled workforce relevant to the need of the society and acceptable to the industry

PROGRAMMES

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (One Year)
  • Diploma in Aquaculture (One Year)
  • Diploma in Food Processing and Preservation(One Year)
  • Advanced diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (One Year)
  • Advanced diploma in Aquaculture (One Year)

KEY FEATURES

  • No age limit
  • Men and Women candidates admitted
  • Only 50 seats in each programme
  • MoU with leading industrial partners for immediate placement
  • Spacious classrooms with state-of-the-art laboratory
  • Experienced faculty
  • Guest Lectures of eminent scientists and industrial experts
  • Separate hostel facilities for men and women
  • Free Wi-Fi connectivity
  • UV protected RO drinking water facility
  • Affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University
  • Diploma Certificates issued as per UGC Guidelines

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates should have passed +2 Examinations (Academic / Vocational Stream) of any group. Only 50 students will be admitted per batch on full time basis. There is no age bar, and admissions will be based on first-come-first-served basis.

Faculty Members

PRINCIPAL

Dr. M. Davamani Christober, M.Sc., M.Phil., M.Ed., PGDCA, Ph.D

VICE PRINCIPAL

Dr. G.C. Abraham, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D

BURSAR

Dr. (Mrs) J. Helen Ratna Monica M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D

DIRECTOR

Dr. A. Joseph Thatheyus, M.Sc., M.Ed., Ph.D., PGDCA

DEPARTMENT OF AQUACULTURE  

COORDINATOR

Dr. T. Fredrick Rajkumar, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D

Internal Subject Experts

Mr. M. Rajesh M.Sc., M.Phil.,

Mr. A. David Antony Raj M.Sc.,

Ms. J. Judith Caroline, M.Sc., M.Phil.,

Internal Experts

Mr. Kirubakaran, Aquagardens, Kadatchanenthal, Madurai.

Mr. Pradeep, Flower Horn Aqua Farm

Visiting faculty

Mr. Kanthapparaj, M.Sc., M.Phil., Raj Aquarium

Mr. R. Suresh, B.Com., Managing Partner

Mr. R. Gurusamy, MBA., Sea World Aquarium

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

COORDINATOR

Dr. P. Velladurai M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Internal Subject Experts

Mr. M. Andrew Pradeep, M.Sc., M.Phil.,

Mrs. J. Stella Mary, M.Sc., M.Phil.,

Mrs. D. Ramya, M.Sc., M.Phil.,

Ms. V.Nalini, M.Sc., M.Phil.,

Industrial Partner

Dr. Rohini Sridhar, MD., DNB(Patho)., FRCPA(Haem).
Chief of Operation & Medical Services, Appollo Multi Speciality Hospital, Madurai.

Visiting faculty

Dr. S. Prathab Anbunathan, B.Sc., MS., D.O.P., Anbu Multi Speciality Hospital, Madurai.

Dr. Usha Rani, MD, Chief of Laboratory Services, Appollo Multi Speciality Hospital, Madurai.

Dr. A. Charles, MS., M.Ch., Medical Director, Christian Mission Hospital, Madurai.

Dr. S. Puratchimani, B.Sc., DMLT., MBBS., M.Sc.(Micro).,
Founder & Chairman, Bose Clinical Laboratory & X-Rays, Madurai.

Dr. Anil Malleshi Betigeri, MD.(Patho), Chief of Laboratory Services,
Meenakshi Mission Hospital, Madurai.

Dr. Jeyesh, MD.(Biochemist), Laboratory Services, Meenakshi Mission Hospital, Madurai.

Dr. S.P. Arivarasan, MD.(Patho), Medical Director, Bose Clinical Laboratory & X-Rays, Madurai.

Mr. A. Barnabas, B.Sc., DMLT., Tutor, Christian Mission Hospital, Madurai.

Dr. Abarna, Ph.D.(Biochmist), Laboratory Services, Appollo Multi Speciality Hospital, Madurai.

Mr. A. Chandrasekar, DMLT., B.A., Senior Lab Technician (Retd.),
Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai-02.

Mr. C. Jeyakumar, Coordinator, DMLT, Christian Mission Hospital, Madurai-01.

DEPARTMENT OF FOOD PROCESSING AND PRESERVATION

COORDINATOR

Dr. K. Navaneethakannan, M.Sc. Ph.D

Internal Subject Experts

Ms. J. Nithya Kamalam, M.Sc., M.Phil.,

Dr. R. Ebenezer, M.Sc., Ph.D.,

Mrs. K.C.M. Esther Rani, M.Sc., M.Phil.,

 Visiting faculty

Dr. C. Anandharamakrishnan, M.Tech., Ph.D.(UK), FIE,
Principal Scientist & ACSIR Coordinator, Computational Modelling and Nanoscale Processing Lab, Department of Food Engineering, CSIR Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore – 570 020.

Dr. (Mrs.) M. N. Shashireka,
Senior Principal Scientist & M.Sc. Coordinator (Food Technology),
Department of Fruits & Vegetable Technology, CSIR Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI),
Mysore – 570 020.

Industry Experts

Mr. A. Sundaramorthy, Bell group of Hotels, Madurai

Mr. M.Vijaykumar, Bell group of Hotels, Madurai

Mr. B. Sam B.Sc., Director, Fantasy Group of Hotels, Madurai

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

Internal Subject Experts

Dr. J. John Sekar, M.A. M.Phil., PGDTE, PGDHE, PGDCE., Ph.D.,

Dr. J. Paul Jayakar, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., PBDCA.,

Mrs. D. Preethi Johnita Esther, M.A., M.Phil.,

Mr. A. Vignesh Kumar, M.A., M.Phil.

Mrs. P. Siva Ranjini, M.A., M.Phil.

Mr. J. Moses, M.A., M.Phil.

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Internal Subject Experts

Mr. J. John Jeyakamaraj, M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., PGDCA., M.C.A., M.Phil.,

Mr. J. P. Edward John, M.C.A

DEPARTMENT OF LIFE COPING SKILLS

Internal Subject Experts

Dr. Rev. S. Joseph Wellington, M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed., Ph.D

Mrs.D.Anantha Selvam, M.Sc., M.Phil.,

Mrs.D.Lourdhu Immaculate, M.Sc., B.Ed., M.Phil.,

Dr. J. Jebaraj M.Sc., M.Phil., M.Ed., PGDCA., Ph.D.,

Mr. L. David Rajkumar M.Sc., M.Phil.,

Mr.H.Lourdraj, M.A(Eng)., M.A.(Phil).

Visiting Faculty

Dr. D. Helen Christina, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., PG Dip. Counselling, M.Sc (Psychotherapy)

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