Alpha Arts & Science College
|Motto||Seek Share Serve|
|Type||Arts & Science College|
|Chairperson||Dr. Mrs. Grace George|
|President||Dr. S. Alfred devaprasad|
|Director||Ms. Suja George|
|Address||Thundalam, Porur, Chennai - 600 116, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Affiliations||University of Madras|
Alpha Arts and Science College (AASC) is run by the Alpha Educational Society, a non-profit educational body registered under the societies registration act, 1860. The College, started in the year 1996, is a private, unaided, co-educational arts and science institution approved by the Government of Tamilnadu with permanent affiliation to the University of Madras and accredited with ‘A’ Grade, the highest rate by NAAC.
- Academic departments
The college is affiliated to the University of Madras with Choice Based Credit System and follows the semester pattern with mandatory extension activities, value education and soft skills. The Under Graduate programmes are for duration of three years leading to Degrees awarded by the University of Madras on successful completion of academic requirements and passing the University examinations prescribed for the course during the six semesters under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).
- B.COM CS
- B.Sc. COMPUTER SCIENCE
- B.Sc. VISUAL COMMUNICATION
- B.Sc. ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE
- B.Sc. BIO-TECHNOLOGY
- M.Sc. BIO-TECHNOLOGY
- M.COM GENERAL
The Department of Computer Applications was established in the year 2000, with the objective to enhance employment opportunities in the IT sector. The department offers a 2-year Post Graduate Programme in Information Technology and U.G. Programme in Computer Applications. Faculty teach specialized areas like Software Engineering, Java Programming, Computer Graphics, Multimedia Systems, Data Structures and Algorithms, Programming in C/++ and Digital Logic. The department has a well-equipped laboratory and a reference library for the benefit of staff and students. Traditional teaching is supplemented through the aid of technology.
The Department set up in the year 2001, offers a three year Under Graduate Degree programme in Information Systems Management. This programme was introduced to cater to student and industry demands as it offers a combined focus on conceptual, technical and business skills that lead to a career which helps determine and implement the technological needs of a company. The department has a team of qualified faculty who provide an enriched learning atmosphere. It has a well-equipped computer laboratory, reference library and suitable teaching aids to make teaching-learning effective and interesting.
The Department of Commerce established in the year 1996 offers a 3 year Undergraduate programme. It has a team of qualified staff who teach specialized areas like Indian Economy, International Economics and Business Economics, Income Tax, Cost and Management Accounting, Banking Theory, Law and Practice, Entrepreneurial Development and Business Communication. Faculty employ modern teaching tools to make learning effective. The department has a reference library - an asset for faculty and students and a Book Bank for the benefit of students. It offers a certificate course on TALLY and organizes Industrial Visits and Field Trips to provide Industry exposure to and help students in their career choices. The Department plans to upgrade to a Post Graduate department.
The Department of Business Administration was established in the year 2007 to meet the demands of the student community for management programmes and with the objective of producing competent managers for the industry. The programme introduces and exposes students to industry-specified management functions that enable them to get attuned to the expectations of corporate culture. The Department has a team of qualified faculty, two of whom have registered for Ph.D. They attend Faculty Development Programmes periodically to update in current trends in the subject and enhance teaching competencies. The Department is equipped with a reference library for use by students and faculty and teaching aids to enhance the teaching-learning process.
The Department of B.Com Corporate Secretaryship has been introduced in this academic year 2016-17 as a separate UG Course in commerce stream in Shift – I with a aim to give option to the commerce students to become company secretary. The “Corporate Club” of B.Com (CS) department creates a platform to the students to enhance their personality development and leadership quality. Department is planning to conduct inter-collegiate programmes, Industrial visits and training programmes for competitive exams. Department is keeping touch with The Institute of Company Secretaries of India to educate the students about ACS course and planning to start ACS foundation classes in the campus with the permission of the management.
B.Sc. COMPUTER SCIENCE
Recognizing the growing demand for courses in Computer Studies and increasing job opportunities, an U.G. programme in Computer Science was started in the year 1997. It offers a 3 yearprogramme for students interested in pursuing a Post Graduate programme, or taking up jobs as trainee programmers. The department has qualified faculty who teach specialized areas like Web Technology, Database Management Systems, Java, Data Mining and Networks. The department is well equipped with a state-of-the art Computer Lab that helps enhance the teaching-learning process and a reference library for use by staff and students. The Faculty of the department also attend frequent training programmes which help them to handle constantly changing technological trends.
B.Sc. VISUAL COMMUNICATION
The Department started in the year 2005 offers a 3-year under graduate programme in Visual Communication with well qualified and experienced staff in their respective fields. Students of the department make maximum use of learning resources available. A well-furnished audio-visual laboratory and other facilities, equipment like a range of cameras, editing studio and dark room are set up. Seminars, Industrial Visits and Guest Lectures are organized on a regular basis to enhance the teaching-learning experience. The Department brings out a Department Journal Chuvadu, and Newsletter Media wings every year. It also organizes an annual exhibition in prominent venues like the Lalit Kala Academy to expose the creative talents of its students.
B.Sc. ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE
The programme trains students in the fundamentals of electronic circuits (analog and digital) and offers specialization in communication systems like Radio & TV, fibre optics & networking and microcontrollers. One of the highlights of the programme is project development and industrial training.
The Department offers a three-year Under Graduate and two-year Post Graduate Programme in Biotechnology. The programme is designed to provide an in-depth study of biology with emphasis on applications. It caters to the demands of the industry and research hubs that need trained biotechnologists. The Department has a team of well-qualified staff who teach specialized subjects like Genetics, Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Tissue Engineering and Nanotechnology. Besides teaching, faculty also pursue research, publish papers and participate in conferences and faculty development programmes. The Department has both U.G. and P.G. laboratories and facilities to carry out research activities.
The College is equipped with modern equipments and machineries as per the requirement of the syllabus of Madras University, Chennai. In all the laboratories and workshops, skilled technical professionals are available at any time to train the students. Students are encouraged to enrich their knowledge by utilizing the facilities and resources of the college.
AASC also offers Masters degree in the following specializations.
- M.Sc. - Bio-Technology
- M.Sc. - Information Technology