Highlighting the importance of autonomous colleges, the UGC document on the profile of higher education in India clearly states the “The only safe and better way to improve the quality of undergraduate education is to the delink most of the college from the affiliating structure. Colleges with academic and operative freedom are doing better and have more credibility. The financial support to such boosts the concept of autonomy.
The affiliating system of the college was originally designed when their number in a university was small. The university could then effectively oversee the working of the colleges, act as an examining body and award degrees on their behalf. The system has now become unwieldy and it is becoming increasingly difficult for university to attend to the varied needs of individual colleges. The college do not have the freedom to modernize their curricula or make them globally competent , locally relevant and skill oriented to promote employability. The regulation of the university and its common system , governing all colleges alike , irrespective of their characteristics strengths, weakness and locations have affected the academic development of the individual colleges. Colleges that have the potential for offering programmes of a higher standard do not have the freedom to offer them. The 1964-66 Education Commission pointed out that the exercise of academic freedom by teachers is a crucial requirement for development of the intellectual climate of our country .Unless such a climate prevails , it is difficult to achieve excellence in our higher education system. With students , teachers and management being co-partners in raising the quality of higher education , it is imperative that they share a major responsibility .Hence ,the Education Commission(1964-66) recommended college autonomy , which in essence is the instrument for promoting academic excellence.
Thassim Beevi Abdul Kader College for Women, affiliated to Alagappa University, Karaikudi, is situated in the most educationally and industrially backward town of Kilakarai, Ramanathapuram District. The college was founded in 1988 by Alhaj Dr B S Abdur Rahman Sahib sponsored by the Seethakathi Trust
No. 8/93/94 pearl matriculation School Road,
kilakarai, Ramanathapuram Taluk,
Post Box No:9.
Office : (04567) 241933 / 241934
Res : (04567) 241473
Hostel : (04567) 241906
Cell : 9442617038
Fax : (04567) 243355