Periyar University,Salem
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PERIYAR UNIVERSITY

NAAC 'A++' Grade with CGPA 3.61 (Cycle - 3)
State University - NIRF Rank 73 - ARIIA Rank 10
Salem-636011, Tamilnadu, India.
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About

It is good to air a grievance rather than to keep it bottled up. Protection of human rights is essential for all round development of an individual’s personality. To realize the primary needs of the students and staff and secure civil liberties for everybody, a Grievance Redressal Cell is dynamically working in Periyar University. According to Guide lines of Government and UGC, a SGRC cell has been constituted. The SGRC committee members are indented to find solutions for any kind of physical or mental harassment, Complaints regarding class room teaching – Class room management, completion of syllabus, teaching methods etc, if and when they arise. Students having any Grievance on Academic and Research matters may contact the members of the committee in person or drop a letter in the Grievance Box elaborating your grievance or submit your grievance online through our university website or email your grievance to studentsgrievance@ periyaruniversity.ac.in or deanstudentsaffairsperiyaruniv@gmail.com. Your grievance will be redressed as earlier as possible based on the nature of the issue.

The Students’ Grievance and Redressal Committee (SGRC) will receive the students’ grievance through Complaint boxes installed in administrative building and other departmental buildings. The SGRC convenes meetings periodically and takes steps to redress the grievance. The function of the cell is to look into the complaints lodged by any student of the university departments and judge its merit. The Grievance Cell is also empowered to look into matters of harassment. Anyone with a genuine grievance may approach the department members in person, or in consultation with the officer in-charge Students' Grievance Cell. In case the person is unwilling to appear in self, grievances may be dropped in writing at the grievance box/ suggestion box. Grievances may also be sent through e-mail to the member/officer in-charge of Students' Grievance Cell. The members of Students’ Grievance and Redressal Cell will immediately clear redress the students’ grievances with the help of University/Department administration.

Members

S.No Members Designation
1 Dr.S.Nandakumar
DEAN- Students Affairs
Professor and Head
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Convenor-Student Grievance and Redressal Committee
2 Dr.R.Balagurunathan
Professor and Head
Department of Microbiology
Member
3 Dr.C.Selvaraj
Professor and Head
Department of Mathematics
Member
4 Dr.V.Sangeetha
Professor and Head
Department of English
Member

Objectives

SGRC has been created in the university to resolve issues related to student’s problems, develop a responsive and accountable attitude among the all stakeholders in order to maintain a harmonious educational atmosphere in Institute with the following important objectives.

    1. To develop an organizational framework to resolve Grievances of Students and other stakeholders.
    2. To provide the students access to immediate, hassle free recourse to have their Grievances redressed.
    3. To enlighten the students on their duties and responsibilities to access benefits due under the policies.
    4. To establish structured interactions with students to elicit information on their expectations.
    5. To identify systemic flaws in the design and administration of various general insurance products and to seek solutions thereon.
    6. To institute a monitoring mechanism to oversee the functioning of the Grievance Redressal Policy.
    7. Encouraging the Students to express their grievances / problems freely and frankly, without any fear of being victimized.
    8. Suggestion / complaint Box will be installed in the Administrative Block and buildings in which the Students, who want to remain anonymous, put in writing their grievances and their suggestions for improving the Academics / Administration in the College.
    9. Ragging in any form is strictly prohibited in and outside the institution. Any violation of ragging and disciplinary rules should be urgently brought to the notice of the Principal

Scope

The CSGRC deals with Grievances received in writing from students about any of the following matters:

    Academic matters: Related to timely use of duplicate mark sheet (DMC), transfer certificate, conduct certificate and other examination related matters.
    Financial matters: Related to dues and payments for various items from fee clerk, library, hostels, etc.
    Library matters: Issue and return of books, syllabus, photocopy, and university question papers.
    Accommodation matters: Related to hostels.
    Other matters: Related to certain misgivings about conditions of sanitations, preparation of food, availability of transport, victimization by teachers etc.

MoU has been signed on 18th October 2010 between Periyar University and The New India Assurance Co. Ltd., Salem regarding an exclusively designed Students Safety Policy for Periyar University and its Constituent colleges with the yearly premium of Rs.30/- per annum per student.

UGC Letters for SGRC
1 UGC Equity in Higher Education Gazeette Notification View
2 UGC_SGR-Regulations-2019 View
3 UGC Letter - Student Grievance Redressal View
Application Forms
1 Application Form View
2 Model Application Form View
SGRC Minutes
1 12-12-2019 View
2 24-03-2021 View
3 24-01-2020 View

Dear Students,

Greetings from the Student Counselling Cell! We wish you a happy and healthy academic life to you. The stage of life that you spent inside Periyar University campus is so vital for your later life outside campus. Bearing the name of the greatest social reformer Periyar E.V.R. who always advocated educational excellence to get rid of psychosocial obstacles, our Periyar University provides an excellent learning environment with strong infrastructure. In order to fulfil the dreams of Periyar, the university also provides facilities that help the students to dispose of issues that hinder the path of their academic excellence. One of such vital facilities is the student counselling cell. The student counselling cell helps studentsto cope with anxiety, stress, and other psychological issues that they feel professional help requirement. It strives to help students become self-aware and achieve their full potential. Students can discuss their academic, personal and social issues in a happy and comfortable atmosphere provided by the counselling cell. Although good behaviour is appreciated, young minds often need guidance in order to polish their personalities. Students are advised about how to handle and cope with emotional conflict and personal issues through counselling. We want to give students the opportunity, many chances, to speak their minds about their issues without fear of consequences through therapy. We want to be a shoulder to lean on when going through a tough time in their lives. Counselling programs and services help students address emotional, psychological, and behavioural problems while also assisting them in finding a more focused and meaningful path. Periyar University is committed to a student's holistic growth at all times. We have efficient counsellors and a committee for student's welfare along with a full-fledged department of psychology. Counsellors are effective helpers who can reach both inside and outside of their clients. Students assisted in working through their issues by increasing their self-awareness and learning new coping strategies. Without making value judgments, attempts made to comprehend the actions. Throughout the counselling process, the counsellor makes every attempt to be mentally and emotionally responsive to the client.

Vision

    Assisting students enhance skills for personal excellence

Mission

    Assisting students enhance skills for personal excellence.
    To help students respond to stress positively and to reduce its negative impact on their lives.
    To help students mitigate distress, seek appropriate solutions, make sensible decisions, and become self-actualized individuals.
    To guide students in better understanding themselves, including their goals, skills, aptitudes, and opportunities.
    To help students in their personal, academic and social development.

Activities of the Counselling Centre

    Individual counselling sessions
    Group counselling sessions
    Psychological support for students with difficulty in academic performance
    Motivation sessions
    Counselling for parents
    Counselling services for Staff
    Assessments and therapy
    Training Programs for faculties and Non-teaching Staff

Functioning Time

    Counselling Centre will function on all working days from 10 am to 5 pm. Parents can meet the counsellor with a prior appointment during all working days.

Members

    Prof.S.Nandakumar
    Professor, Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication,
    DEAN Students Affairs,
    (Convenor-Student Grievance and Redressal Committee, Co-ordinator, Students welfare Centre)
    E-MAil : nandajmcpu@periyaruniversity.ac.in
    Mobile : 7598 286807
    Dr D.V. Nithyanandan,
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Psychology,
    Member-Student's Counselling

Anti-Ragging Policy

Periyar University takes steps on curbing the menace of ragging in the campus, as per UGC Regulations on curbing the menace of ragging in higher educational institutions, 2009’ to prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging in the campuses and the Judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

    According to the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India ragging includes “disorderly behavior or treatment with fellow student whether by words, spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating and handling with rudeness any other student, indulging in rowdy or indecent activities, which may cause or is likely to cause physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student”.

The esteemed university uses multiple mechanisms based on UGC directions to ensure a ragging-free campus as per recommendations and various steps have been taken in the campus.

A. Basic Measures:

    1. Constitution of anti-ragging committee, anti-ragging squad, setting up of anti-ragging cell and adequate publicity for these measures through various media re to be undertaken.

    2. Mention of anti-ragging warning in the institution’s prospectus and information booklets/brochures and websites shall be ensured.

    3. Up-dating websites of institutions with the complete address and contact details of nodal officers related to anti-ragging committee.

    4. As per UGC Regulations and its 2nd amendment ‘each student and every parent should submit online undertaking every academic year.

    5. As per 3rd amendment of UGC regulations the definition of ragging is
    “3.(i) Any act of physical or mental abuse (Including bullying and exclusion) targeted at another student (fresher or otherwise) on the ground or colour, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender (including transgender) sexual orientation, appearance, nationality, regional origins, linguistic identity, place of birth, place of residence or economic background.”

    6. The University campus facilitate with CCTV cameras’ at vital points to curb the menace of ragging.

B. Counseling and Monitoring Measures

    1. Regular interaction and counseling with the students can detect early signs of ragging and identification of trouble triggers.

    2. The members of University ragging committee shall undertake surprise inspection at hostels, students’ accommodation, canteens, rest-cum-recreation rooms, toilets, bus-stands and any other measures would augur well in preventing/quelling ragging and any uncalled for behaviour/incidents

C. Creative Dissemination of idea of ragging-free campus

    1. To spread the idea of ragging-free campus multiple events like anti-ragging workshops, seminars and other creative avenues shall be conducted periodically.


Activities against ragging

Periyar University, Salem-636011, Tamil Nadu is a ragging free campus since it established and adopted UGC Regulations on curbing the menace of ragging in higher educational institutions, 2009’ and the Judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. Due to continuous vigil by the anti-ragging cell, anti-ragging committee, monitoring cell and staff and cooperation of the students no single incidence reported related to ragging incidence in the esteemed university.

Students, Parents and Teachers meet are organized in every academic year for senior batch of students to sensitize them. During this meet, as a measure of preventing ragging, the students are required to give an undertaking that they know the regulations, rules and punishment for those who happen to indulge in ragging and that they will not indulge in ragging secondly Parents of students are also required to sign an undertaking that they know about the above rulings and the punishments for those who happen to indulge in ragging and that their wards will not indulge in ragging as per UGC guidelines.

Each and every academic year the students and their parents are sensitized on the ill effects of ragging Awareness meeting is conducted every year by inviting police officials with not lesser than DSP level to brief the students on legal measures.

Awareness meeting organized to every batch of students by the Coordinator of the respective batches. State Level Monitoring Cell meeting on anti-ragging is attended by University Officials and the minutes were circulated to all the staff members for compliance.

Every year, Action Taken Report related to prevention of ragging and implementation of UGC anti-ragging guidelines are sent to the Registrar.

The Dean, members of anti ragging committees, hostel wardens, student counselors were conduct regular meetings and undertake surprise inspection at hostels, students’ accommodation, canteens, rest-cum-recreation rooms, toilets, bus-stands and any other measures would augur well in preventing/quelling ragging and any uncalled for behaviour/incidents.

Anti-ragging Banners and posters are placed in vital points of the campuses contact numbers of the authorities and complaint boxes installed in every building.


Anti Ragging Cell

In pursuance of the Judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India dated 08.05.2009 in Civil Appeal No. 887/2009, the University Grants Commission has framed “UGC Regulations on curbing the menace of ragging in higher educational institutions, 2009” which have been notified on 4th July, 2009 in the Gazette of India. Periyar University, Salem follows this regulation and subsequent guidelines issued in letter and spirit as below.

Anti-Ragging Committee (ARC) have been formed under the headship of Vice-Chancellor and The Registrar as a convener to monitor and follow up action taken to curb the Anti-Ragging in both university and affiliated colleges campus instantaneously.

S.No Name and Address Category
1 The Vice-Chancellor,
Periyar University,
Salem
Head of the Institution
2 Mr.S.Vijayakumar,
Reporter, Dinamani and District Reporter-AIR & Doordarshan
Local Media
3 Dr.K.Arthanari,
Managing Director,
Sri Gokulam Hospital, Salem-4
Civil Society
4 Mr.SenthilKumar,
inspector of Police,
Suramangalam Police Station,
Suramanagalam, Salem-5
Police Perssonal
5 Dr.A.Lalitha,
Asst Professor of Chemistry
Faculty
6 Dr.S.Ashok,
Rotarian, Managing Director,
Saravana Hospitals,
14 Thillai Nagar 1st cross Ponnammapet,
Salem-1
NGO
7 Mr.P.Murugan
F/O M.Bharathi II M.Sc (Bio Chemistry)
5/65,Neduvalasu, Semmunganai (PO)
Kumarapalayam, Dharapuram (T.K)
Thiruppur (Dt) 638108
Parent
8 Mr.G.Shanavas Syed
F/O S.Raisunnisa II M.Sc.,
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Periyar University, Salem-636011
Parent
9 Ms.Gayathiri Mohan,
Ph.D Research scholar
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Periyar University,
Salem-636 011
Female Student
10 Mr.G.Loganathan, II M.A
Department of Sociology
Periyar University
Salem-636 011.
Male Student
11 Mr.A.Saravanan,
Assistant Registrar,
Periyar University,
Salem-1
Non-Teaching Staff

Anti-Ragging Squad (ARS)

    Dr.S.Venkateswaran,
    Professor and Head,
    Department of Geology,
    Periyar University,
    Salem-11
    Dr.Murugan,
    Professor and Head,
    Department of Library and
    Information Science,
    Periyar University,
    Salem-11
    Dr.P.Prakash,
    Associate Professor,
    Department of Mathematics,
    Periyar University,
    Salem-11

Anti-Ragging Monitoring Committee (AMC)

    Dr.T.Periyasamy,
    Professor and Head,
    Department of Tamil,
    Periyar University,
    Salem-11
    Dr.S.Kannan,
    Professor and Head,
    Department of Zoology,
    Periyar University,
    Salem-11
    Dr.V.Sangeetha,
    Professor and Head,
    Department of English,
    Periyar University,
    Salem-11.

Measures taken to make the campus ragging free

Anti-ragging committee was constituted at university level by the Vice-Chancellor work to curb the ragging menace and safe guarding the fresh students along with depts. Class Co-ordinators hostel wardens and deputy wardens. Meetings were organized for the senior students and they were instructed not to indulge in any kind of ragging activities or involve illegal/anti-social activities.

Flex Banners/sign boards were prepared (stating that the UGC declared punishment for the students if anybody involves in ragging activities) displayed and installed in vital points in the university premises including hostels.

The class in-charges of the departments were instructed and assigned anti-ragging duties during the day in the First year Girls and Boys for a period of two months and were instructed for monitoring the senior students as well as to address the students regarding

Hostel wardens along with supporting staff members (Residential Tutor, Mess Managers, Ward Boys and Ayahs) in the hostels were instructed to monitor the activities of the students in hostel. The contract details of staff viz., Dean, Wardens, Deputy Wardens, Residential Tutors and Year Co-ordinators, were displayed in the hostels to facilitate easy contact.

The latest rule of this University as approved by the Academic Council is as follows: Disciplinary action will be taken against any student found guilty of organizing or participating directly or indirectly in ragging or any such activities either in the campus or outside the campus which would be against the cannons of good conduct and behavior and would bring discredit to the institution. Those found guilty will be expelled from the hostel and / or the college concerned.

The Anti-ragging squad entertains formal complaints on ragging on or off the campus. The Anti-ragging committee enquires into the matters and submits its report to the Vice-Chancellor of the University for further imposition of punishment as per university provisions, Tamil Nadu Anti-Ragging Act, UGC Anti-Ragging Regulations and the directives of the Supreme Court and the Regulations of UGC.

National Level anti-ragging website details:

As per the Hon’ble. Supreme Court & UGC Regulations students can file their Anti Ragging Undertakings.

UGC Anti Ragging Helpline
Antiragging Website
Amanmovement

For More Details Visit Periyar University Anti-Ragging Web Page  Click here


Remedial Coaching Classes

Periyar University is offered necessary academic support services through Remedial Coaching classes which enable the students lacking in subject knoledge to improve performance of UG & PG Level students studying at the university departments.

It especially addresses empower of marginalized students from their learning disabilities of any discipline who are on the threshold of starting their careers. It instills basic academic and linguistic skills by providing various facets like Personality development, improving communication skills (write, Read, Listen). Attention paid towards developing skill such as effective preparation of Bio-data / CVs, participation in group discussions to face job interviews. Special emphasis is also laid on honing one’s public speaking and speed reading skills. It provides the students in completing the academic pursuits including regular teaching-learning activities by conducting special classes, orientation programmes, skill training and psychological counselling. It ingrains the young minds to be professional in the future.

Objectives

    To extend help/ support to the students from marginalized sections

    To enable students to come up to the level necessary for pursuing higher studies efficiently and reduces their failure and dropout rates

    To assist the slow learning students in completing the academic pursuits including regular teaching-learning activities by conducting special classes, orientation programmes, skill training and psychological counselling.

    To expand the skills and develop specific competencies of the students that may contribute to their academic and professional success

Method of Teaching

    Discipline specific special classes: The students are indentified based on their academic performance in each subjects by the concerned teachers and classified them into groups to bridge the gap and bring them into equal level. Remedial Classes are organized on working days after the regular teaching hours of the college are completed.

    Monitor the progress of the students: identified students group are paid special attention under the charge of Teachers. They will monitor the progress of the students in terms of conducting tests, revision classes and assisted teaching sessions.

    Improve practical skills: Coordinator/ concerned subject teachers ensure effective implementation of the coaching program such as oral presentation, group discussion, problem solving and computing skills. Periodic revision and necessary follow up actions to ensure the effectiveness of special coaching

    Dissemination of information: Employment opportunities in various sectors would be shared through orientation programs, workshops and communication and motivational programs are organized to enrich the mental stability of the slow learners.

Remedial Committee Members

    University level: The Committee has been formed headed by a Coordinator and Member to ascertain the smooth functioning of classes.

    Departments level: The university level committee is co-ordinate with the departments which has a department level committee with their own faculty members who handle the classes for the efficient conduct of remedial classes.

Programme Activities

Programme activities of remedial coaching are organised both University and department Levels. Induction programmes, Orientation programmes, skill training (linguistic skills, communication skills, Personality development) and psychological counselling are organised at University level.

The individual departments identify the slow learners based on their performance in classes and in exams and train them in the areas they lack knowledge. The remedial classes are conducted during the working days after the regular teaching hours. These classes are completed before the examinations to help the students score well. The improvements of the students are also evaluated on a regular basis.

The following is the comprehensive view of the activities carried out at University level.

On 19th March 2019, a One Day Motivational programme was organized for slow learners. Dr. C. Murugan, Convenor, Student Welfare Centre, Professor & Head, Dept of LIS welcomed the gathering. Dr. Nanda Kumar, Dean, Student Welfare Centre, Professor, Dept of JMC, inaugurated and gave presidential address for the function. Prof N. Sampath Kumar, CEO, Lad 2 Ladder Consultancy and Training Services was invited as a Resource Person for the programme. He gave motivation and activities to strength the mind of the slow learners. 20 students had participated in the programme and gave their valuable feedback. At the end, Ms. S.Snekha Sri, Organising Member, Student Welfare Centre, Asst Prof of English proposed the vote of thanks.

Outcome

The continuous efforts of the faculties of the department, the identified slow learners have highly benefitted by the Remedial coaching classes and are able to understand their lessons in a better way. Remedial teaching is a kind of follow up action of teaching and evaluation for the students’ especially slow learners. There was marked improvement in the level of achievement after the rigorous remedial teaching at the department level by their own faculty.

Contact Numbers

    Prof.S.Nandakumar,
    Professor,
    Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication,
    DEAN Students Affairs, (Convenor-Student Grievance and Redressal Committee,
    Co-ordinator, Students welfare Centre),
    Salem-11
    E-Mail : nandajmcpu@periyaruniversity.ac.in
    Mobile : 7598 286807
    Ms.S.Snekha Sri,
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of English,
    Member- Remedial Coaching
    Periyar University,
    Salem-11.
    E-Mail : snekhasri@gmail.com
    Mobile : 9443773300

Remedial coaching centre (RCC)

Periyar University Remedial coaching centre has organised one day motivational programme to identify the slow learners’ among the students from various departments of the university. The programme was organised on 19th March 2019, Dr. C. Murugan, Convenor, Student Welfare Centre, Professor & Head, Dept of LIS welcomed the gathering. Dr.S.Nandakumar, DEAN (Student Affairs and Professor, Dept of JMC inaugurated and delivered presidential address. Prof.N. Sampath Kumar, CEO, Lad 2 Ladder Consultancy and Training Services invited as a Resource Person for the programme. He gave motivation and activities to strength the mind of the slow learners. 20 students had participated in the programme and gave their valuable feedback. At the end of the motivational programme the following 20 students were identified and remedial coaching classes conducted for them exclusively.

S.No Members Designation
1 Dr.S.Nandakumar
DEAN- Students Affairs
Professor and Head
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Convenor-Student Grievance and Redressal Committee
2 Dr.R.Balagurunathan
Professor and Head
Department of Microbiology
Member
3 Dr.C.Selvaraj
Professor and Head
Department of Mathematics
Member
4 Dr.V.Sangeetha
Professor and Head
Department of English
Member


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