POCKER SAHIB MEMORIAL ORPHANAGE COLLEGE TIRURANGADI

Institutional Distinctieveness

Ever since its establishment in July 1968 as a junior college affiliated to the University of Kerala in grant in aid sector under the management of the Tirurangadi Muslim Orphanage committee, Pocker Sahib Memorial Orphanage College Tirurangadi has been playing a pivotal role in the social and educational development of the region. Two years after its Golden Jubilee celebrations, the institution has become a premier institution for higher education, under the University of Calicut.

Established and maintained by the Tirurangadi Muslim Orphanage Committee, the institution has been keen-eyed in catering to the educational needs of the weaker sections of society.  It imparts value-based education for the empowerment of girl students and the upliftment of socially and economically backward communities including orphans which ultimately makes them a part and parcel of the Nationa Building Process.  The institution, thus fulfils its obligation as a higher education institution, going hand in hand with its core values of establishment namely service, self-respect, social justice, care and competence.

One of the most distinguishing features of the institution is its locality, around 500 meters away from the national highway 66, 12 km away from the railway station at Parappanangadi, 20 Km away from the district headquarters, 22 km away from the Calicut International Airport and just 15 km away from the University of Calicut to which it is affiliated to. The ease of accessibility has helped the institution to organise a large number of academic conferences and programmes, assessment and evaluation camps of the affiliating university and a large number of programmes related to social justice.

The institution being located towards the semi-urban coastal belt of the Malabar in the southwest part of our country has organised a good number of activities for the overall development of the neighbouring community besides imparting quality education to its students from the region. The AKSHARASAMUDRAM project of the institution focussing the educational needs of the tenth standard students of the coastal area high school students through specialised mentoring schemes has resulted in the improvement of the pass percentage of the beneficiary institution. The project has also resulted in the development of goodwill about higher education among the students who are the beneficiaries of the practice and their parents.

At present, more than 70% of the student strength of the institution is contributed by the girl students and are showing good progression to research and higher education. In fact, a large number of students, particularly girls are developing research temper and aptitudes in the form of fellowships for research under the schemes like PRATHIBHA, ASPIRE and INSPIRE fellowships.

The institution keeps its strategy of giving quality education to the weaker sessions of the society by giving reservations to orphans in the seats reserved in the management category and in the appointment of staff. The institution gives keen thrust to the upliftment of the socio-economic backward class by giving preference for admission and appointment provided there is no compromise in merit. The staff and student diversity of the institution is a justification of this distinguishing policy.

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