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THE AMERICAN COLLEGE – AIDED PROGRAMMES

The American College is one of the institutions in higher education known for its focus on academic excellence and social relevance. Its pioneering role in the development of college autonomy in India, its successful beginning of Choice Based Credit System and its completion of 139 years of higher education bear testimony to the position that the college currently enjoys. Originally founded by American Missionaries in 1841, the American College grew into a collegiate department in 1881. Earlier, it was affiliated to the University of Madras and later, it came under the jurisdiction of Madurai Kamaraj University. With its extreme sensitivity to national policies and community needs, the college has grown from strength to strength. It is one of the first set of seven colleges to be made autonomous by the UGC in 1977-1978. Today, the college offers thirty two undergraduate and twenty postgraduate programmes. There are research centres offering M.Phil., and Ph.D Programmes in various disciplines. There are other autonomous centres like Department of Applied Sciences (DAS) and Study Centre for Indian Literature in English and Translation (SCILET) that receive national and international attention. Its alumni shine as luminaries internationally as scientists, intellectuals, administrators, corporate managers, statesmen, and leaders. The college has active theatre groups, National Service Scheme and N.C.C. units that offer students a wide range of opportunities to serve society. These activities add up to make the campus vibrant for developing one’s personality. The college has tie-ups with many state, central and private industries and institutes. An MoU between the American College and Concordia College, New York enables the second year UG students of select departments to complete their degrees at Concordia College under American Transfer Programme (ATP).

VISION STATEMENT OF THE COLLEGE

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

MISSION

  To train students to be responsible global citizens

  To impart knowledge in every discipline

  To develop in students individual competencies to meaningfully relate with the emerging global space

  To develop vibrant campus sub-cultures of pluralism, Christian inclusiveness, and aesthetic self-expression

  To inculcate in students the highest ideals of service to the poor and the marginalized

QUALITY POLICY STATEMENT

To impart knowledge of global standards with inclusive Christian values for socio-economic uplift.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

          B.A. Religion, Philosophy and Sociology

          B.Com.

          B.Sc. Mathematics

          B.Sc. Physics

          B.Sc. Chemistry

          B.Sc. Botany

          B.Sc. Zoology

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

         M.A. Tamil

         M.A. English

         M.A. Economics

         M.Sc. Mathematics

         M.Sc. Physics

         M.Sc. Chemistry

         M.Sc. Botany

         M.Sc. Zoology

M.Phil PROGRAMME

         M.Phil. Zoology

 

NOTE: Women candidates are also admitted to Postgraduate and M.Phil. Programmes.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

There will be separate quota for students who have completed their Higher secondary Education under CBSE, ICSE and IGCSE curriculum

Candidates should qualify under any of the following examinations:

1. Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Examination, Government of Tamil Nadu.

2. Candidates who have passed Senior School Certificate Examination (XII standard) of the Central Board of Secondary Examination with not less than five subjects, of which English shall be one.

3. Candidates who have passed ICS Examination of the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination with not less than five subjects, of which English shall be one.

4. Candidates who have passed any Examination conducted by a State Government or a University or Board under the 10+2 pattern with not less than five subjects, of which English shall be one.

5. Candidates from other universities or bodies and those from other countries having qualification not listed above should send their transcripts to The Registrar, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai – 625021, Tamilnadu, India and obtain provisional eligibility certificate for admission as per Government of India circular, Ministry of Education, dated 20th April 1992.

Additional Requirements for Specific Programmes:

For B.Sc. Mathematics / Physics / Chemistry: Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry as subjects at the Higher Secondary level.

For B.A. Economics, preference will be given to candidates with Mathematics as a subject at the Higher Secondary level.

For B.Com., Commerce as a subject under the academic or vocational streams at the Higher Secondary level.
For B.Sc. Zoology / B.Sc. Botany., Biology or Botany and Zoology as subjects at the Higher Secondary level.

Note: Each undergraduate student should opt for any one of the following co-curricular activities. Any activity chosen thus will be for four semesters.

1. National Cadet Corps (Army)
2. National Cadet Corps (Navy)
3. National Service Scheme
4. Physical Education
The students of all undergraduate programmes should compulsorily study a language under Part I. Tamil, Hindi & French are the options available.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

M.A. Tamil

1. All those who have appeared for the final semester / final year B.A. Examinations in April 2021 in Tamil and hope to secure 40% marks or more in Part III Major and Ancillaries.
OR
2. All those who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Tamil with 40% marks or more in Part III Major and Ancillaries.
OR
3. All those who have appeared for the final semester / final year B.A. / B.Sc. Examinations in April 2021 in some other major subjects and hope to secure 55% or more in Part I Tamil.
OR
4. All those who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in some other major subjects and who have secured 55% or more in Part I Tamil.

M.A. English

1. All those who have appeared for the final semester / final year B.A. Examinations in April 2021 in English or related subjects and hope to secure 40% marks or more in Part III Major and Ancillaries.
OR
2. All those who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in English with 40% marks or more in Part III Major and Ancillaries.
OR
3. All those who have appeared for the final semester / final year B.A. / B.Sc. Examinations in April 2021 in some other major subject and hope to secure 60% or more in English after two years of study.
OR
4. All those who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in some other major subject and who have secured 60% or more in Part II English after two years of study.

M.A. Economics

1. All those who have appeared for the final semester / final year B.A. Examinations in April 2021 in Economics and hope to secure 40% marks or more in Part III Major and Ancillaries.
OR
2. All those who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with 40% marks or more in Part III Major and Ancillaries.

M.Sc. Mathematics / Physics / Chemistry

1. All those who have appeared for the final semester / final year B.Sc. Examinations in April 2021 in the appropriate major subjects and hope to secure 40% marks or more in Part III Majorand Ancillaries.
OR
2. All those who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in the major subject concerned with 40% marks or more in Part III Major and Ancillaries.

M.Sc. Botany

1. All those who have appeared for the final semester / final year B.Sc. Examinations in April 2021 with Botany/ Biology / Microbiology / Env. Biology / Biochemistry as major subjects and hope to secure 40% marks or more in Part III Major and Ancillaries.
OR
2. All those who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in the major subject concerned with 40% marks or more in Part III Major and Ancillaries.

M.Sc. Zoology

1. All those who have appeared for the final semester / final year B.Sc. Examinations in April 2021 with Zoology / Biology as Major or Ancillary subjects and hope to secure 40% marks or more in Part III Major and Anciltlaries.
OR
2. All those who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in the major subject concerned with 40% marks or more in Part III Major and Ancillaries.

M.Phil. Zoology

1. All those who have appeared for M.Sc. Examinations in April 2021 with Zoology / Biology and hope to secure 55% or more.
OR
2. All those who hold a Master’s Degree in Zoology / Biology and have secured 55% or more.

ENTRANCE TESTS FOR PG PROGRAMMES:

There is no Entrance Test for PG programmes this academic year 2021-22. Admissions will be based only on
applicant’s academic performance during the five semesters of his / her corresponding UG degree programme.

Last Date and Time for Receipt of Applications for PG Programmes:
Duly filled-in application forms can be uploaded in the college Website till 5.00 P.M. of 30.06.2021.

HOSTELS

Limited hostel facilities are available. There are four hostels for men: Washburn Hall, Dudley Hall, Wallace Hall and Zumbro Hall. In addition, Co-lodge, a self contained accommodation facility is also available for men students. There are two hostels for women: Women’s Hall and Noyes Garden. Both are located in the main campus itself with limited accommodation. Separate application forms are available with the Bursar’s office for admission to hostels. The mess is run on dividing system and boarding charges come around Rs.3000/-per month. At the end of every month, the actual boarding charges will be divided among the members of the mess and the amount will be collected from the members before the 10th of the succeeding month.

Fee Structure

Programme  I Semester IISemes-ter
Non Salary A/c Specialfees      
Tuition fee Admission fee Insurance U.E.F Recognition Verification fee N.S.S. Flag Con. Y.R.C. Special fee Total Tuition fee Total
B.A. (All majors) 5 50 50 250 10 30 5 25 20 269 714
B.S.c. Mathematics 5 50 50 250 10 30 5 25 20 419 864
B.S.c. Physics 5 50 50 250 10 30 5 25 20 494 939
B.S.c. Chemistry 5 50 50 250 10 30 5 25 20 544 989
B.S.c. Botany 5 50 50 250 10 30 5 25 20 569 1014
B.S.c. Zoology 5 50 50 250 10 30 5 25 20 569 1014
B.Com. 5 50 50 250 10 30 5 25 20 269 714
M.A. (All majors) 250 5 50 5 25 20 269 624 250
M.S.c. Mathematics 375 5 50 5 25 20 269 749 375
M.S.c. Physics 375 5 50 5 25 20 619 1099 375
M.S.c. Chemistry 375 5 50 5 25 20 769 1249 375
M.S.c. Botany 375 5 50 5 25 20 619 1099 375
M.S.c. Zoology 375 5 50 5 25 20 619 1099 375
M.Phil. Zoology 375 5 50 5 25 20 709 1189 375

Tuition fee of Rs.250/- for M.A. and Rs.375/- for M.Sc. & M.Phil. to be paid additionally.
Additionally amenities and book fees have to be paid. The fee will be notified at the time of admission.

Hostel Fee Structure

Hostel Fee per year Fee
Men’s Hostel 25600
Women’s Hostel 25600
Noyes Garden (Women’s Hostel) 44100
Co-Lodge 44100

Refundable Deposit of Rs.5000/- will be collected during admission
Please enquire with the Bursar’s Office for Hostel Application and other details

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

The American College permits students to continue part of their degree programme abroad under different exchange programmes. The college has collaboration with UBCHEA programme – USA, Appalachian State University-USA and Hildesheim University-Germany for the exchange programme.

Concordia College, New York, USA

Undergraduate students of the American College belonging to Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Visual Communication, English, Religion – Philosophy & Sociology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany have the opportunity to pursue the final year of their degree in Concordia College, New York, USA. This has been made possible by the memorandum of understanding signed by the 137 year old American College with Concordia College, New York, USA.

A student, who gets 70% in his/her undergraduate studies in the second year, is eligible to continue his/her third year studies in Concordia College. The undergraduate students can pursue their remaining tenure in the Concordia College, New York, under American Transfer Program (ATP).

In order to get a degree abroad (including Concordia College Degree) a student has to study eight semesters whereas a student of the American College, who completes two years of study, has to undergo only three semesters of study to get an undergraduate degree. A salient feature of the ATP is that student who has gained an undergraduate degree from Concordia College New York would be able to pursue his/her Master’s degree either at Concordia College or at The Valpraiso University, Indiana (an associate University of Concordia College) and complete within a year.

An eligible student gets a scholarship of $10,000 and if he/she scores 85% of marks in his/her academic study gets a maximum scholarship of $15,000.

The mandatory requirement is that students should pass TOEFL / IELTS exam. Training will be given by the College in TOEFL / IELTS to those students who are eligible for this programme.

Concordia College is one of the best Colleges in the United States of America for higher studies. Both The American College and Concordia College are similar in many ways. Both were established in the year 1881 and have similar purpose in serving the community which both the colleges are engaged in for the past 137 years.

The Concordia College has a liaison office in Chennai which will cater to the needs of the students who are willing to study abroad. Director Operations from Concordia India liaison office will interact with students and parents of the American College on the day of the orientation.

Binary University MBA at the weekends

MoU has been signed recently with Binary University in Malaysia. The College is planning to start a Binary University MBA at the weekends. Students are expected to do the entire course of study at the American College but they would move to Binary University, Malaysia for the completion of the 12 Module and viva voce.

St Clair College, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

MoU has been signed with St Clair’s College, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Students who would like to join St Clair’s College will spend their first semester at the American College doing the St Clair’s curriculum and they would move to Canada for the completion of semesters 2, 3 and 4. The college would organize classes for the clearance of IELTS.

OTHER FEATURES

Associations

There are various academic associations in the college. These associations provide opportunities for students to further explore and develop their academic and professional interests by organizing activities beyond the classroom.

Societies

Besides the associations, there are the Hindu Cultural Society and the Islamic Cultural Society for which membership is optional. Both Christian and Non-Christian students are welcome to join the Student Christian Movement as members.

Students Services

The Students Services Committee aims at integrated development of students by organizing various development programmes. It also provides various services to students and takes care of their welfare.

Placement Services

The Placement Cell organizes On-campus and Off-campus recruitment drive to facilitate students’ careers in
leading companies, MNCs, Banks and Educational Institutions.

Students Grievances Redressal Committee (SGRC)

SGRC ensures speedy redressal of student grievances arising out of their academic and other related transactions with college authorities during their course of study in the college. The chairperson of SGRC is a person of high ranking with exposure to educational administration and quasi-judicial affairs.

Libraries

The Daniel Poor Memorial Library of the college is the earliest Public Library in Madurai with open access system, housing about 1,60,000 books. It subscribes to 700 different journals covering a wide range of subjects. Students can use internet facility at the library. The library is kept open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all working days. Each student can withdraw a maximum of 10 books at a time. Apart from this, every department has its own specialized library. SCILET (Study Centre for Indian Literature in English and Translation) is a research library, housing about 11,750 books and 40 Journals. Access to e-resources is available in the library. Free Internet Café for the exclusive use of students is also provided in the library.

Sports & Games

There is a vast playing area with a football and a hockey ground, a cricket pitch, 3 tennis courts, floodlit basketball and volleyball courts. The college produces the maximum number of university blues in the following sports and games: Athletics, Hockey, Football, Volley Ball, Cricket, Tennis, Table Tennis, Shuttle Cock, Kho Kho, etc. Students are encouraged to utilize the playing area during free time.

Indoor Stadium & Gymnasium

William Tracy Indoor stadium (funded by UGC) is a multipurpose sports arena that has a seating capacity of more than 200 spectators and provides play space for basketball, volleyball and badminton. The college has a modern gymnasium and every student is encouraged to make use of this facility regularly. Students can access the gymnasium by purchase of a gym-card for a small fee.

Central Instrumentation Centre (CIC)

CIC is an advanced laboratory infrastructure common to all science departments. It houses sophisticated equipment like Scanning Electron Microscope, X-ray unit for crystal diffraction and High Temperature Furnace for crystal growth.

Campus Information System (CIS)

The college is establishing a Campus Information System (CIS) which would provide students attendance status, internal assessment marks and fee payment details to the faculty and the students. They can access the database of more than one lakh books present in the DPM Library through individual login.

Students Cooperative Store

A Cooperative Store that caters to the daily needs of students is available on campus. Students can make use of this facility and purchase books, stationery materials, consumer items and other articles at a nominal rate.

HOW TO FILL-IN THE APPLICATION FORM?

All applicants should indicate the programme for which they wish to be admitted. If they wish to be considered for any other programme(s), separate online entries should be made for such programme(s) from the same login ID. All applicants should upload their passport size photographs taken within a period of three months in the space provided. The applicants should ensure that correct marks are furnished in the field provided.

The following scanned copies should be uploaded wherever required:

1. Scanned attested copy of mark statement in the qualifying examination / Downloaded mark statement certified by the Headmaster / Headmistress concerned.

2. Scanned attested copy of the Community Certificate.

3. In case of CSI Christians of Madurai – Ramnad Diocese or Christians of any other denominations, scanned copy of the Family Membership Card or Confirmation Certificate or Baptism Certificate should be submitted.

4. Differently abled applicants should submit scanned medical certificates to support their claim.

5. Sports persons at the District / State level should submit scanned copies of relevant certificates.

6. Applicants whose parents are not graduates should submit a scanned certificate from the Headmaster / Headmistress of the school last studied to avail the reservation for first generation learner.

7. Children of Ex-servicemen / Defence personnel should submit scanned copies of certificates to substantiate their claim.

Submission of Application Forms

A Only Online submission of Application will be entertained. Application details must be uploaded within 7 days from the date of publication of +2 results. However, for PG Programmes and M.Phil Zoology, the completed applications can be uploaded till the day before the entrance test. Candidates who need help in applying online can approach the “May I Help You” desk.

Intimation of Admissions

Those who are provisionally selected will get an Email and an SMS in their registered email ID and mobile phone
number. Admission cannot be guaranteed if the directions are not strictly followed. Selected candidates are
advised not to ask for postponement of the dates on which the semester fee has to be paid. Any delay in payment
will be at the risk of the candidate. Selection List will be published in the college notice board and on the College
Website: www.americancollege.edu.in

Mode of Payment

All payments should be made online only through Credit or Debit Cards, or Net Banking in the college website  : www.americancollege.edu.in. Candidates who need help for online payment of fees can approach the “May I
Help You” desk.
*NOTE : Fee once paid will not be refunded

Submission of Certificates

Selected candidates will be required to submit one copy of their passport size photograph along with T.C., Conduct Certificate and original Mark Statement at the Orientation Programme. They are also advised to keep with them the attested copies of Higher Secondary Examination Mark Sheet, T.C., etc. before handing over the originals to the college. These copies may be required later while applying for scholarships.

Reservation of Seats for Differently Abled Persons

As per the Government norms, seats are reserved for differently abled persons.

DISCLAIMER

The conduct of academic programmes is governed by the rules and regulations of The American College and Madurai Kamaraj University. Due care has been taken to ensure the exactitude of information. The American College reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to amend/change the terms, conditions and fees structure.

Date of Commencement of Classes will be communicated to the selected candidates.

Dr. M. DAVAMANI CHRISTOBER

Principal & Secretary