About Fatima Mata National College, Kollam
The Fatima Mata National College (FMNC) is located in the city of Kollam, formerly known as Quilon, in the state of Kerala. This city is a coastal one, next to the picturesque Laccadive Sea. It has thus, long been a trading hub. The Fatima Mata National College itself is also quite old, having been founded way back in the year 1951. The founder was Bishop Jerome Maria Fernandez. He was the Catholic Bishop of Quilon, but also an ardent educationist. Several schools, colleges and other institutions got built through his initiative. The Order of Our Lady of Fatima has been behind the running of this institution.
The FMNC is at present affiliated to the University of Kerala, located in the capital of Thiruvananthapuram. This affiliation, ensures the approval of the UGC (University Grants Commission). The FMNC has been accredited by the NAAC (National Assessments and Accreditation Council), earning an A grade rating in it. A separate IQAC (Internal Quality Assurance Cell) has been created to this end, to ensure that all the terms of the NAAC are complied with. An AQAR (Annual Quality Assurance Report) gets generated to quantify the results. The college campus stretches over fifteen acres of land. It also has several sister institutions, spread over Kerala.
At present, courses are on offer, here at the Kollam- based Fatima Mata National College, both at the UG and the master’s levels, from across the academic streams. At the undergrad level, the B.A. is offered in the areas of English Language & Literature, Economics, Malayalam Language & Literature and in History. Likewise, the BSc. is offered for several courses in Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Zoology, Polymer Chemistry and in Psychology. Commerce students, may still go for the B. Com course. This B. Com can also be taken up in combo with the Computer Application. Similar programmes are available at the master’s level.
A lot of the courses mentioned here may be taken up under the self- supporting mode, while some are on offer under the aided programmes scheme. The is also a regional facilitator for the English language qualifying papers, provided by the renowned Cambridge University. Research too plays a key role here. So, the library here is one of the best stocked within the region. Besides the physical books on display, it also provides digital access to en number of international academic journals for research and academic purposes. The college has also signed linkage agreements and the corresponding MOU with several educational and industrial bodies.
Such MOUs help in generating consulting assignments for the college. It also helps students and faculty members to interact with the broader academic community. Names with signed MOUs include the likes of King Fisheries, Radio Benziger, State Resources Centre in Kerala, the Tax Study Centre in Ernakulam and a few more. Several top industry or government bodies have even generated third- party research projects for the FMNC. This includes the likes of- the UGC, ICAR (Indian Council for Agricultural Research), ICSSR (Indian Council of Social Science Research), UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Education Fund), UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and the DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization).
It also includes the MOEF (Ministry of Environment and Forests), ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research), CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research), SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board), DST (Department of Science and Technology), DBT (Department of Bio Technology), BRNS and several more. As part of the Kerala State IT Mission, the Fatima Mata National College has also signed up for the Skill Enhancement Women Empowerment Programme. The college has always believed in providing benefits to the broader society. The students here have likewise been instilled with such value. And that is why the students of this college have been active participants in government schemes such as the NSS (National Service Scheme) and the NCC (National Cadet Corps).
Such efforts have been recognized by the MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), which in its NIRF (National Institutional Rankings Framework), has placed the college within the 101- 150 rank band. The alumni from this college too deserves a special mention, thanks to the overall history at the FMNC. Some of the leading luminaries, from across the fields includes- Suresh Gopi, Eugene Pandala, K.P.A.C. Sunny and Balachandra Menon. Research too plays a key role here. So, the library here is one of the best stocked within the region. Besides the physical books on display, it also provides digital access to en number of international academic journals for research and academic purposes.
There are also several research centres in here. The entire academics here is run by a cohort of five departments, each with expertise in its own area. Besides, the campus has much to offer. There is a sports field where cricket and football may be played. Facilities are also there for indoor sports. The gymnasium may also be used by all. A large auditorium is there to facilitate major events, at both intra and inter college level. The campus has adequate internet facilities in here. Hygienic food is prepared at the college cafeteria. Finally, there is the college chapel, used as a prayer room. The staff has even organized itself in to a cooperative bank here.
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This College is accredited by NAAC B (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) validity is 01 Nov 2023 and the score is 2.47 .
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Validity : 01 Nov 2023 ; CGPA : 2.47