A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE

Sri Akilandeswari Women’s College, Wandiwash adhere to the wishes and vision of Pujyasri Swamiji Abedhanandha Saraswathi for uplifting the poverty, ignorant and innocent rural women folk.

Swamy Abedhanandha Educational Trust laid its footprints about 22 years back with challenging experiences and progresses.

Our College is recognized with 2(f) and 12(B) status as per the UGC Act and permanently affiliated by Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore. We have been Re-accredited with A grade by NAAC in 2016. Our aim and motive is to develop good morality and better slandered in higher education. Now we are conducting 10 UG courses, 8 PG courses, 3 M.Phil. Courses and 2 PhD Courses (Bio-Chemistry and Microbiology).

In the present global scenario, it is really difficult to promote higher education for rural students particularly for women students. In spite of this, out college management has the ability to face the challenges posed by the academic environment and they are training the children to appear for number of online examinations, like UGC spoken tutorial courses conducted by IIT Bombay and NPTEL courses conducted by IIT Chennai. Our college is recognized as the local chapter for these courses. Very soon our college is going to be recognized by IGNOU for establishing “Special Study Centre” to offer number of professional Degree courses, Diploma and Certificate courses not only for our students but also for the women who are educated up to 8th standard and thereby paves way for women empowerment in Wandiwash Taluk.

STRENGTH:

The support of the management and that of the staff has made the Institution to achieve a commendable position in the educational field. The management, staff and students stand as the strong pillars for the upliftment of the college. The latest method of new teaching methodology, technology and the support of the management helped this institution to achieve its goal. The importance of this institution is reflected in the form of increased percentage of student strength.

The implementation of new technologies in teaching methods, automation of library, e-book sources, inflibnet, commitment of the staff members, etc. have contributed much to the development of this institution. This, in turn has made students to achieve ranks, bringing awards and medals from Thiruvalluvar University. These laurels have paved way for the conduct of campus interviews to recruit candidates for various jobs. Today many of our students are placed in high positions. Various ‘Development Programmes’ are organized for all the students to motivate and to inculcate self confidence, self direction and self esteem.

Initially in 1995 the college was started with three jobs oriented undergraduate courses and today this institution is offering 10 UG courses 8 PG courses, 3 M.Phil courses and 2 PhD courses. Every year the management takes necessary steps to satisfy the needs of the students and the public by means of starting new professional courses which have job opportunities for rural women with ‘Below Poverty Line (BPL)’ status. Accordingly the infrastructural facilities are also increased to satisfy the needs.

The participation of students in extension activities through various clubs is yet strength of this institution. Social service activities have created a great positive impact on the development of the college.

The vibrant Alumni Association is also strength to this college which is registered under ‘Society Registration Act of Tamilnadu’. Stake holders like Government, University, Alumni, Parents and General Public have very good relationship with the management, Principal and Staff, which is considered as the main reason for the successful and sustainable academic life of this great institution.

OPPORTUNITIES:
  • Existence of library facilities, internet facilities, technological updates in teaching-learning methodologies, laboratory facilities, industrial visits, invited lectures, seminars, workshops, etc. ensures ‘Knowledge Management’ in this institution.
  • Goal setting’ and ‘Goal reaching’ on time is evident through the conduct of relevant appropriate programmes like Yoga, Personality Development Programmes, Leadership programmes, Student counseling, Sports activities, etc,
  • Anti-ragging committee and grievance committee ensures the safety of the women students in the college premises.
  • Offering of excellent students supporting programmes like NSS, YRC, RRC, ECO club, Health & Nutrition club, LEO club, etc.
  • Enterpreneur Development Programmes through the activities of Women Development Cell, Citizen Consumer Club, Fine Arts Committee, etc. students are trained to develop and to maintain mushroom cultivation, plantation of medicinal and herbal plants, preparation of Eco-friendly hand work items etc., to convert students into future entrepreneurers.
LIST OF PRINCIPALS

S.NO NAME OF THE PRINCIPAL FROM TO
1. Dr. (Tmt.) A. Thilagavathi M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D 03.10.1995 23.06.1999
2. Dr. (Tmt.) Savithri Devaraj M.Sc.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D 24.06.1999 19.08.2004
3. Dr. (Tmt.)K. M. Saraswathy M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D 20.08.2004 30.04.2005
4. Dr. (Ms.) Brindha Ramachandraa M.Sc.,Ph.D 03.06.2005 12.04.2007
5. Prof. (Ms.) Suguna. K M.A.,M.Phil., 07.06.2007 05.06.2008
6. Dr. (Tmt.) R. Pushpavalli M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D 06.06.2008 11.06.2013
7. Dr. M.H.S. Mohamed Yacoob M.Sc.,Ph.D 12.06.2013 31.05.2017
8. Dr.S.Mythili M.Com., M.Phil., Ph.D., 01.06.2017 Till date