Chairman of Tamil Nadu State Academic Audit and Accreditation Council S.P. Thyagarajan on Sunday outlined the benefits of autonomy for a college which included starting of new courses, changing the nomenclature of courses, launching diploma and certificate programmes based on current needs and employability of students.

He was speaking at a programme to launch the autonomy status for Islamiah College. He pointed out that an autonomous college could issue certificates in its own name. This was in start contrast to the affiliation system, according to a press release. Professor Thyagarajan went on to talk about the features of autonomy, which is initially granted for a period of six years.

A mid-term review will be conducted and based on the performance of the institution under autonomy, the college will get permanent autonomy, he observed.

He also listed 22 different types of funding schemes available for an autonomous college. He said that the Vaniyambadi Muslim Educational Society, the management of the college, could establish a professional development centre, which could come up with methods to equip the students with communicative and soft skills, train the administrative staff and prepare the faculty in integrating ICT in education.

Among others, Principal of the college P. Nasrullah Basha, Trustee of VME Society V.P. Nayeemur Rahman, College secretary C. Khaiser Ahmed and Vice Principal Prem Nazeer were present, added the release.

Benefits include starting new courses and launching diploma programmes