History of the Department

The History of English Department

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of English was granted affiliation in 1964 by the University of Madras, and since 2003 the academics of the department and the college is functioning in affiliation to the Thiruvalluvar University

Courses Offered

B.A.  English Literature

M.A.  English Literature

M.Phil. English Literature

Ph.D. in English

UGC sponsored Certificate Course in Communication Skills

Special Features

The Department of English strives to impart knowledge and excellence in the English Language and Literature: as it works on training students in language skills in English.It also makes effort to shape and sharpen the literary and critical skills of young minds as an attempt to help them perceive the world in the best possible way.

Sibylline, the annual in-house journal of the Journalism Club offers a platform for the imaginative and the creative powers of our students in the form of creative writing presentations and research papers.

An Essay Writing Competition, based on the Pope’s message on Peace for the current year, is conducted annually.

Apart from regular classroom lectures the students are given special guest lectures and workshops.

The Sr. Celine D’ Souza Memorial Lecture is organized on 11 December every year, since 2013, in commemoration of Late Sr. Celine D’ Souza, the former Principal and Head of the Department of English.

The History of Tamil Department

LEARNING GOAL

          The study of the Tamil language and literature   helps the students to develop language skills and to enhance their holistic personality.

OBJECTIVES

  • Imparting specific values for each semester   through the study of language and   literature .
  • Becoming acquainted  with a diverse range of literary genres, trends schools and groups.
  • Analyzing and interpreting literary texts.
  • Empowering students to develop communicative and creative skills – Journalism, Translation

 History of the Department

The department of   Tamil was started in the year 1956 and since then it has offered part I Tamil to the students of the college. The B.A   Tamil  Major course was started along with the other degree courses and was carried on till1972. Initially the syllabus was according to the Madras University norms.

`However the introduction of autonomy in the year 2006, enabled the department to be creative in formulating    the syllabus.  It   is based on LSWR skills. Each   semester   focuses on  specific  values such as Human Rights and Gender equality, Religious harmony, Personal and  Cultural ethics.  The fourth   semester is specially focused on creative Writing   and Journalism. It helps the students   to prepare themselves for   Job opportunities in the field of journalism media and other communicative fields.

The  syllabus   rangers from   Modern Literature to Classical literature.   The department also offers job oriented   Skill-  based papers on Translation and  Textiles and dress designing. Various teaching strategies –Audiovisual Method , Field trips, Role Play, Films and Videos , ITC,etc.-are followed  to enhance knowledge and for promotion of language experience .  In keeping with the University directives sent in 2010, the department offers courses in Basic Tamil and Advanced Tamil to the students who have not studied Tamil  language.

 Tamil Association –  Ma.VethaNayagar Mandram.

  Tamil Association Ma.VethaNayagar Mandram takes various initiatives to encourage students to participate in various literary activities. Students develop their language skills through debates, dramatics and creative writing and various competitions organized   in the College and in the  Intercollegiate programmes. Eminent  speakers,  journalists and poets are invited to address the students during  Muthamizvizha.

Every year Sr.Rosella and Sr. Isabella   scholarships are awarded   to students who score   the highest marks in the language Part I and PartII Tamil.

Faculty members of the Tamil Department also hold the pride of publishing Six   books on Tamil literature and Gender Equality. The department   strives and works towards the   enhancement of inculcating knowledge of Tamil language and literature.

தமிழ்த் துறையின் அறக்கட்டளைகள்

  1. திருவள்ளுவர் அறக்கட்டளை
  2. பாரதியார் அறக்கட்டளை.
  3. ஐடாஸ்கடர் அம்மையார் அறக்கட்டளை.
  4. அருட் தந்தை சேவியர் அல்போன்ஸ் அறக்கட்டளை
  5. புனித் அறக்கட்டளை.
  6. கோபால கிருஷ;ணன் அறக்கட்டளை ..
  7. சன்பீம் அறக்கட்டளை .

The History of History Department

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The department was established in the year 1975. To facilitate better job prospects for the students, the department conducts the utility and value based UGC career oriented program on “Human Rights and values in Education” to the final year under-graduate students from various disciplines of the college.

The Department has been striving to broaden its horizon of knowledge by organizing seminars like Women and Human Rights and Ethical Voting The Department of History with a glorious background now looks forward to implement the subjects that cater to the needs of the students in the current scenario which helps them to appear for various competitive examinations and for their enhancement of personality skills. The faculty members of the department, each specialized in different facets of History is striving in their unique way to motivate and inspire the students to equip themselves to achieve higher goals and to fulfill their ambition. Certificate courses are offered by our department like Tourism and Travel agency also on Human rights and values in Education. The relevance of the curriculum helps to enter into civil service examination offers an opportunity to become a social science Teacher in high school and higher secondary level.

Objectives of the Department

To offer to the students the knowledge about Indian History and World History and help them to become responsible and honest citizens to stand for right values and become an agents of social change.

Vision of the Department

To produce honest citizens for better tomorrow

 

 

The History Of Mathematics Department

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The department of Mathematics, which was started in 1966, has grown over the years from strength to strength striving to produce young women with the quest for mathematical knowledge, logical and analytical thinking. In a period of nearly five decades of its existence, the department has reached its culmination – a Research department. The Post Graduate course in Mathematics was started in 1999, M.Phil in 2007 and Ph.D in 2010. Due to the increasing demand, a second section of B.Sc. Mathematics was started in 2009.


The History of Chemistry Department

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

POST GRADUATE & RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Vision of the Department:

 To inculcate a keen interest in learning Chemistry, acquiring skills in carrying out tasks systematically with perseverance and precision, motivating towards research, inspiring to lead a life with scientific approach and promote the standard of personal and societal living.

Programmes Offered:

The Department of Chemistry which had a sterling start in 1957 now offers B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil., and Ph.D. programmes. The PG programme was started in 2005, M.Phil in 2008 and Ph.D in 2009.

The year 2007 marked the splendor and legend of its Golden Jubilee. The Department holds a remarkable record of achievements and accomplishments amidst challenges, which were transformed successfully into stepping-stones for its progress.

Highlights

Curricular Aspects:

The Department offers in addition to the core papers, Skill Based Electives (SBE) such as Entrepreneurial Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry for non Chemistry I and II year students and Small Scale Chemistry and Food Chemistry for B.Sc. Chemistry students in the fifth and sixth semester respectively and Non Major Electives (NME) such as Occupational Health and Food and Nutrition Chemistry for III year non Chemistry students. The Postgraduate students carry out an internship summer project in other universities and colleges.

Facilities:

The Department is furnished with fully equipped laboratories, spacious store rooms, Departmental Library, Book Bank facility, audio visual aids, Research Laboratory and Instrumentation room along with provisions made for rainwater harvesting. The instrumentation centre is equipped with the latest instruments such as UV Double beam spectrophotometer, FTIR Bruker Spectrometer with ATR, FTIR Schimadzu, UV Schimadzu, Electrochemical work station, digital Micrometer, Flame photometer, Vacuum Rotor,  Sonicator, Colorimeter, Spectro Fluorimeter, Turbidometer, Cooling Centrifuge, Salinity Meter, Polarimeter, pH meter,  Nephlometer, Deionizer, Digital Potentiometers, Digital Conductometers, Digital micrometer, Computers with Printers, Vacuum Oven and Fume Hoods etc.

Research Activities:

The Department focuses its research activities on thrust areas such as Conducting Polymers, Polymer blends and composites, Bio Polymers, Nanocomposites, Inorganic complexes, Organic Synthesis and Phyto Chemistry. The Department subscribes International and National journals and is actively involved in publication of research papers in international and national journals. The faculty members and research scholars present papers in national and international seminars and conferences.

Membership:

The Department is an active member of RUSAC (Rural Society for the Advancement of Chemistry). The seminars, industrial visits, paper presentation, quiz, debate, career guidance programme, science exhibitions, model examinations organized through RUSAC help in enhancing the skills of the students.

 Periodical:

An annual periodical CHRYSL (Chemistry Resonating in Young Students’ Lives) is also released since 2005 which gives expression to the creativity and the aspirations of the young and old Auxilians.

Solid Waste Management Project:

The Department has implemented in 2008 and carrying out a project on Solid Waste Management and students are also engaged in coaching school students in the neighbouring village Senur as a part of extension activities.

Seminars and Conferences:

 The Department organizes International, National, State, Intercollegiate Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops/Invited Lectures on recent trends in Chemistry periodically. The Department has organized National and International seminars and conferences on recent topics in Chemistry. The international conference ALPS 2006 was organized to honour Rev.Sr.Alphonsa Mary, former Principal and Head of the Department. The national conference  JADE 2009 was organized to honour Rev.Sr.Jacintha, in the year 2009. To commemorate the International Year of Chemistry and to honour the services of the retiring Head of the Department Mrs. R. M. Fathima Afroze the national seminar CURIE 11 was organized in December 2011. A national Conference on Recent Advances in Nanosciences,  RANSS’14 was organized in November 2014.

Chemistry Association:

The Association activities of the Department by way of organizing resource talks, exhibitions, Debates, seminars, UG Quiz and PG Quiz competitions bring out the creative skills of the students and expose them to the advances in the field.

 MoU

The Department has signed a MoU with Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd., Ranipet to promote research and to establish industry-academia tie up in November 2014.

Alumnae Association:
The past pupils association was christened ACAM (Auxilium Chemistry Alumnae Movement) in the year 2005. Auxilium Chemistry Alumnae Movement is a brainchild of Rev.Sr.Alphonsa Mary, the former Principal of the College. With the financial assistance offered by the past pupils, two scholarships have been instituted.

Scholarships:

 The Department has got instituted a number of scholarships for the students based on merit and merit cum means.

Industrial visits:

Industrial visits are organized every year for the final year UG and PG students to expose the students to the manufacturing processes and spectroscopic instruments.

The Faculty members of the Department instill a keen interest in research in the young minds and also continue to bring out the talents of the students through sports, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities thereby inculcating a sense of responsibility and train students making them good and honest citizens.


The History of Zoology Department

YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT1957
BUILT IN AREA OF THE DEPARTMNT950.40 SQ.M
PROGRAMME B.Sc, M.Sc, SINCE 2007

M.Phil, SINCE 2009

Ph.D SINCE 2012

TOTAL NO OF TEACHERS 5  AIDED,

4 MANAGEMENT

NUMBER OF TEACHERS WITH Ph.D 5
NUMBER OF TEACHERS WITH M.Phil4
NUMBER OF TEACHERS ACTIVE IN RESEARCH6
NUMBER OF TECHNICAL STAFF2
STUDENTS NUMBER SANCTIONED STRENGTH 150 -UG, 25- PG, 10- M.Phil, 16-Ph.D
AIMThe Aim of the Department is to continue the education given to the girl child of the district at the university level and thus to uplift them from their low economic and social level and render them capable of giving greater help to their family, neighbourhood and the society at large.To impart scientific knowledge and guidance to explore the hidden areas of life-science.To form women of character and conscience.
VISION STATEMENTThe vision of the department is to Educate young women of all categories and to empower them to be leaders.
MISSION STATEMENTTo produce in a Salesian atmosphere, intellectually enlightened, spiritually inspired, emotionally balanced, morally upright, socially committed, and accomplished young women who will be agents to social transformation.
OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT

To co-exist without tampering nature.
Helping the students to understand the formation and functioning of living organisms.
Imparting knowledge about the various technologies in life sciences.
Creating awareness to conserve the environment.

Six Endowment lectures have been introduced since the academic year 2014-15.

  1. Sr.Helen Fernandez Endowment lecture
  2. Sr.Regina Colombo Endowment lecture
  3. Sr. Antoniette Alosius Endowment lecture
  4. Sr.Maria fino Endowment lecture
  5. Sr.Cleofe Fassa Endowment lecture
  6. Sr.Ethelvina Endowment lecture


The History of Physics Department

OBJECTIVES

To equip the knowledge and the skills needed to understand, improve and preserve the physical environment.

To inculcate in them the scientific temper and spirit of inventiveness

To identify the students talents and traits carefully and to provide adequate expression of their personalities

To develop in the minds of the students a wide range of wholesome interests by providing opportunities for learning through co-operative work.

VISION

To produce pioneers in Physics.

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

UG Physics course was established in the year 1999 and PG Physics couse was introduced in 2014. Objective of the department is to equip the students with knowledge and skills and to inculcate in them research interest. There are three well equipped laboratories in the department and a departmental library comprising of books of latest editions and journals. There are eleven faculty members in the department working for the welfare of students. Students produce consistently good results. Apart from academics, students participate enthusiastically in co curricular and extracurricular activities organised in the college. As an extension activity the students coach up the weak students of the neighbouring school on week days. Once in three years National level seminar is organised by the department and the students are exposed to lectures by experts.  Once in a month the staff and the students are involved and engaged with a departmental association activity. The department has progressed and definitely it will be extending its frontiers towards research.

The History of Botany Department

History of the Department

Botany department was started in 1964 as an allied subject. It was offered to  II B.Sc Zoology(Allied) and to B.Sc Chemistry(Optional). This department has improved with papers for other departments too. Our department aims at producing young girls who are interested in plants and its application in daily life. They also improve knowledge of ethno botany (medicinal plants) and conservation of environment. Our subject knowledge helps them in research persual. Students who have thirst in this knowledge will excel. So far we have produced successful results and are striving for more.


The History Of Biochemistry

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
Biochemistry is a branch of Life science, which is playing a very important role in unraveling mysteries of life processes.
Vision of the department:
To be a premier department by fostering and conducting leading-edge course and providing quality training in updating life science culture, inculcating the idea of research programmes for human welfare, identifying themselves as the power governing the futures medical trend.
Highlights:
Curricular Aspects:
The Department offers in addition to the core papers, Skill Based Electives (SBE) such as Nutrition Education and Health care for women for non Biochemistry I and II year students and Dietetics and Medical Laboratory Technology for B.Sc. Biochemistry students in the fifth and sixth semester respectively and Non Major Electives (NME) such as Therapeutic agents and Diseases and Treatment for III year non Biochemistry students.
Facilities:
The Department is furnished with fully equipped laboratories, spacious store rooms, Departmental Library, Book Bank facility and audio visual aids.

Awards sponsored by the department for the students:
• BARBARA AWARD sponsored by the department for a III year student who came from a Tamil medium in H.Sc for her best performance in studies during course of study.
• SKGPS THIRIPURASUNDARI AWARD sponsored by an alumnae for a student who gets proficiency in the I year.


The History of Computer Science Department

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

Vision of the Department:

The survival and growth of the society shall solely depend upon continuous emergence of knowledge based upon innovations. The pursuit of knowledge alone shall lead the individual, families and nation’s prosperity and so  vision of the  Department is ” Excellence in education and commitment to social responsibility”.

Programmes Offered:

The Department of Computer Science was established in the year 1991 and the Post Graduate course was started in the year 2000. In the year 2001, Department sprung up with the Under Graduate course in B.C.A. In the year 2009, an additional section of B.C.A was established. In the same year, M.Phil., was introduced to improve the research.

The Department is furnished with fully equipped laboratories with 85 systems linked to a LAN, Broadband Internet connection with all workstation having latest features. There is also a separate laboratory for the purpose of Certificate Courses.

A well stocked separate Departmental Library is a treasure house of knowledge and is a hallmark of the Department for the benefit of students. Subscription to periodicals, Newsletters and Journals are added values to the library

Association:

To enhance the logical and reasoning capabilities of students the Department conducts regular activities like Inter-Collegiate meetings and Departmental symposium every year.

IT Club:

The IT enhances the knowledge of the students in the field of Information Technology. This helps our students to keep abreast of the technological advancements of the world.

Seminars and Conferences:

The Department conducts Conferences and Inter-Collegiate programmes regularly for the benefits of the students.  

MoU:

The Department has an MoU with ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu (ICTACT), an Initiative of Government of India, Government of Tamil Nadu and Industry, is a not-for-profit autonomous organization focusing to improve the quality of students passing out of institutions in Tamil Nadu, to make them industry ready and immediately employable in the ICT industry comprising the ICT services and the ICT manufacturing sectors. This will meet the skill requirements of the industry and generate more employment in the state especially in tier 2/3 cities.

ICTACT is governed by an autonomous Board of Governors with representations from the state Government of Tamil Nadu, leading companies in the ICT industry with presence in Tamil Nadu, and NASSCOM.

The Department also has an MoU with Bosco Soft Technologies Pvt Ltd.

Periodical:

An annual periodical Xplore is released every year since 2009 to explore the benefits of Computer Technology, the inventions and advanced communications.

From the year of its inception the department has been a consistent achiever of success, well attributed to its motivating and inspiring educators.

In its endeavour to reach the zenith of excellence, the Department of Computer Science spares no efforts and marches forward through its journey.

The History of Microbiology Department

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Microbiology officially began in the academic year 1999-2000 paying heed to the suggestions offered by Dr.S.P.Thiyagarajan, former Vice- chancellor, University of Madras and the commission member for the department of Microbiology. The College offers this course at the under graduate level.The focus of the department is to train science students on the third biotic component- the microbes. The department laboratory is bestowed with good infrastructure facility with all the required equipment. The department is provided with a separate library with the prescribed and recommended National, International books of Microbiology and related fields. As a part of social responsibility from its earliest years, the students of the department of Microbiology regularly visit school students to create awareness on infectious disease with their preventive and control measures. The Microbiology association which was started with the motto “The invisible sustaining the visible” regularly organizes various competitions, guest lectures, workshops, seminars and conferences for the enhancement of the quality of students.

 

The History of Commerce Department

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

The Department of Commerce was introduced in Auxilium College in the year 1980 with an initial sanctioned strength of 50 in the UG Course. During the first few years of establishment, the Department was under the care of Mrs. P.M. Vijayalakshmi, Head of the Department of Economics. There was only one Assistant Professor of Commerce to handle Commerce classes and the Law related subjects was being handled by Ms. Suseela, an advocate from Vellore.

After a few years, when the Department obtained sanction from the Government as well as the University of Madras, to which the College was affiliated then, the number of staff members in the Department increased to three who started handling all the subjects including Law related subjects.

Since the year 1985, the class strength was raised to 70 and the number of staff members was four. In the following years, due to the excessive demand for seats in B.Com., the strength was further increased to 76 and the number of sanctioned posts for teaching staff increased to five.

Due to the heavy demand for the course, in the year 2002, the UG Course was also introduced in the unaided stream with about 30 students with the aim of preparing Women Entrepreneurs.  Owing to the demand for commerce students, the P.G Programme commenced in the year 2003. The department has a full time research centre for M. Phil. from the year 2008.

Objective of the Course

To impart sound knowledge and skills, related to Business and Accounting, through a well designed, balanced and comprehensive syllabus structure, to make the students acquire better employable skills through Career-oriented papers.

Strengths of the Department

  • Head of the Department
  • Staff co-operation
  • Constructive syllabus
  • Career-oriented papers
  • Syllabus revised at regular intervals
  • Adaptability of the syllabus to current changes

Amenities in the Department

ICT enabled class rooms

Intercom and Microphone in classrooms

Fully furnished Staff rooms

Laptop and Desktop Computer with

Wi-fi and Internet facility

Guide to Consumers – An Elective Paper

In order to educate the students about the need for Consumer Education, an Elective Paper titled ‘Guide to Consumers’ is incorporated in the curriculum for the Final Year students of the Department through which skills, concepts and understanding required for everyday living to achieve maximum satisfaction and utilization of her resources is provided.

  • The UGC sponsored Certificate Course in Human Resource Management and Development is offered to the students of all disciplines.
  • Coaching Classes for ICWAI, CA-CPT, CSAT, LIC, TNPSC, IBPS and RRB are conducted every weekend.
  • Classes for the Certificate Course offered by IIBF (Indian Institute of Banking and Finance) are held every Friday.
  • Booklets are offered to the students to help them in competitive Examinations by the Department in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Graduates’ Federation.
  • The coaching classes for Bank Clerical Grade and Probationary Officer are conducted in a tie-up with T.I.M.E. Institute.
  • Small Savings Club in collaboration with the Indian Posts and Telegraphs, GOI was started to promote the savings habit among the students.
  • As women are the future Pillars of the Society, the Entrepreneur Development Club was started with an aim to provide necessary exposure to the students regarding entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • The Citizen Consumer Club was started with the aim of providing the students with an awareness of various unfair trade practices and the methods involved in overcoming exploitation of the consumers.

Classes handled by the Staff Members
To encourage students to take up professional courses. Future Plans of the Department

  • To encourage research activity among students and staff
  • To undertake minor and major projects
  • To introduce Ph.D. Course
  • To undertake a Memorandum of Understanding with nearby industries

 


The History of Business Administration

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

 DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The Department of Business Administration was launched in the year 1997 offering under graduate course with the vision to groom young women executives to meet the Global needs of the business era. The Department has proudly completed eighteen years to the great appreciation of the people around.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Auxilium College has realized the dreams of young women becoming excellent executives and entrepreneurs by launching Master of Business Administration (MBA) in its campus in the year 2012. The course was started to:

  • Empower the young women especially from the rural background.
  • For capacity building combined with competence and character, and to help them achieve a self-sustained development – a distinctive mark of managerial caliber, so that they can lead a life with integrity, vision, determination and social responsibility.
  • Inculcate values to build human relationship through respect and understanding, igniting in students a passion to work with commitment and dedication, making difference in the competing global scenario.

The History of Communication Media Department

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Electronic Media building was erected as the Golden Jubilee Memorial of the College in 2004. It launched a novel Postgraduate Degree called the Electronic Media affiliated to Thiruvallur University, which granted permission to start this new Degree Course under the Semester Pattern. The course commenced with just 10 students and two staff members. In 2007 the College obtained its Autonomy and so a new syllabus was framed for this Course. In 2008 the Department of Electronic Media gave birth to a new Undergraduate Degree Course – B.Sc. Visual Communication with 24 students, thus the Department gradually took its root. Today, the Department is known as the Department of Communication Media, it is headed by Sr. Juliana Agnes Victor and has 5 staff members.

The department continues to offer the post graduate course and Seven batches have passed out till date since 2007 and all the students are working in various capacities in the media field.The Department celebrated its decennial year in 2014 along with the Diamond Jubilee of the College. To mark this special event we had various Department activities. A premier event of the Department is the ‘Auxilium  Cinema Fete’ which is organized every year with the aim to promote and encourage state level film makers, especially the budding ones, and offer them an opportunity to showcase their talents. Various Cine personalities are invited as guest for this mega event. The Department also takes photographs and videos of all the celebrations and programmes in the College.

Objective of the Department

To become effective Communicators and Responsible media users and consumers, through media awareness, Education and Development of communication Skills.

Vision of the Department

To produce creative media Personnel in Order to transform the society.

The History of M.S.W Department

The department of Social work was started in the year 2005 with 15 students and three specializations, namely Human Resource Management, Community Development, Medical and Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

The “Master of Social Work” education programme consists of theoretical and practical teaching and learning components of lectures, fieldwork and research project.

More than 90 % of the students are employed. Those unemployed are by their choice. Demand for social workers has been very high and many agencies have requested the department to send candidates as soon as the academic calendar is completed.

The department started with three staff and currently we have five staff. Counselling services for students are provided by the department.