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Thursday, Feb 23, 2012
NAAC team to visit Nehru College

Kanhangad: A team of the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) will visit the Nehru Arts & Science College here from Friday to evaluate the facilities and functioning of one of the oldest educational institutions in the district.

The NAAC team will comprise Krishna Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of YCMOU University, Maharashtra; K. Venugopal Rao of Krishna Devaraya University, Andhra Pradesh; and V.S. Karki, retired Principal of Nijalingappa College, Bangalore, college Principal Khader Mangad told a press conference here on Wednesday.
The team will have an interactive session with the Principal, the faculty members, students, alumni, managing committee members and other stakeholders of the college that was established in 1968.

The college had been in the news for its campaign to help the families of the endosulfan victims in the district.

The literary forum of the institution ‘Sahityavedi' had collected around Rs.2.75 lakh, from the teachers, students and their parents, to build a house an endosulfan victim at Bovikkanam last year.

The students and faculty members of the college had launched a series of campaigns against the aerial spraying of endosulfan in the district.

During the previous NAAC assessment five years ago, the college was awarded B+ grade and the institution was aspiring for a higher grade this time, the Principal sais.

At a function attended by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, P. Karunakaran, MP, and E. Chandrasekharan, MLA, on February 17, nine development projects were launched at the college.

An exhibition would be arranged at the college to showcase the activities of various clubs and committees of the college on the two days of the team's visit, Prof. Mangad said.
Courtesy: The Hindu
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