MES College – treading a new path towards quality higher education
“The College is on a new path of development”
The Murgaon Education Society’s College of Arts and Commerce is the only institution of higher learning in our neighbourhood.
Over the years this institution has been on an ascending graph, both in terms of physical infrastructure as well as academic courses and co-curricular activities. Being the only graduate studies institution of this taluka, catering to the large student population of this area, it faces tremendous challenges to meet the expectations of the community. The MES College has risen to these challenges and met the higher educational needs with considerable agility and innovation.
It has been continually striving to make its courses and methods of teaching relevant to the need of the industry thus making improvements in the employability of the students.
In a short interaction with the VW Team the Principal of MES College of Arts and Commerce, Dr. R.B. Patil outline the latest additions and improvements that the institution has undertaken.
“The College is on a new path of development” stressed Dr. Patil at the outset.
On the physical infrastructure front the new Management Studies Block is due to be completed and commissioned by July for the coming academic session. A Ladies Hostel with 20 rooms is also to be commissioned soon.
On the academic front several new courses have be instituted.
A Self-Financed M.Com post-graduate programme has been instituted for which admissions have commenced.
In another major development the MES College in association with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai has started Post Graduate Diplomas of the TISS in HR & Administration and Sales & Marketing. This course will have weekend classes and includes 600 hours of practical training. The curriculum content, faculty, examination and evaluation will all be done entirely by the TISS.
To provide assistance to those seeking employment, particularly for Class II posts, coaching classes for competitive exams for Banking, Insurance and Railways etc., has now commenced for the 2016-17 session. These classes are open to students and ex-students of the college as well as others seeking to appear for these exams.
MES College is now recognised by the University of Goa as a research centre for students desirous of pursuing a PhD in Sociology and Economics. The doctorates in these subjects will be under the guidance of Dr. R.B. Patil (Sociology) and Dr. Rekha Gaonkar (Economics).
The college has signed an MOU with the St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa, Parvathibai Chowgule College, Margao, Karnataka Law Society’s Institute of Management Studies and Research to work together to enhance and sustain the quality of higher education. This MOU will facilitate student and faculty exchange programmes; collaboration in research; Sports and Cultural Activities; exchange of teaching and learning methodologies and sharing of other resources.
The MES College is striving to develop the analytical and creative thinking skills of the students. The lecture sessions are interactive and there will be more discussion and exchange of ideas rather than rote learning.
The Career Guidance and Placement Cells have been strengthened to provide adequate information on the career options and choices. A booklet has been compiled on subject wise career options and higher studies options. The College had reputed companies like Infosys, Sesa Goa, ICICI Prudential, HDFC coming to the campus for recruitment. About 150 students from the B.A., B.Com. and BCA courses have been placed. The BBA students had a 100% placement through these campus recruitment drives.
With a view to make the students aware and informed young citizens, the college has started a Debate Club where students will discuss and debate on contemporary issues and events of National and international importance.
With a view to improve the feedback system to improve quality and performance, the college has instituted assessment of the institution by the parents and assessment of the faculty by the students.
This institution is catering to a large section of society where many students are first generation college goers. The challenge is therefore to widen their horizons and awareness and instil competitive capabilities that will make them productive citizens of the society.