Alagappa University College of Education

Welcome to our College

The great Philanthropist Dr.RM.Alagappa Chettiar opened a Training College on 07.07.1950 at Karaikudi. Later it has become the constituentcollege of the Alagappa University and named as Alagappa University College of Education with an intake of 125 student teachers per year. It provides cent percent results with the hardwork of the teaching and learning communities. The institution has so far produced more than 6000 teachers, majority of them are employed in the Government, Government -aided and Matriculation Schools of Ramnad and Sivaganga District. There are best teacher awardees among them and a few have turned notable heads of the institutions. In the year 2010-2011, the Alagappa University College of Education has introduced B.Ed. Special Education an programme with an intake of 25 students, granted by the University Grants Commission for this innovative program. This college of education is also acting as a Resource Centre for IGNOU B.Ed Programme for many years.

The College functions with highly qualified, competent and well-trained faculty members who have expertise in their respective fields who employ modern pedagogical techniques to promote the student’s skills.

Mission and Vision

Mission and Vision of the college is to provide quality education and to motivate achievement of excellence in every field of life.

S.No Photo Name Designation Profile
1 Dr.A.Balu Assistant Professor and Principal i/c
2 Dr.D.Baskaran Assistant Professor
3 Dr. J.E. Merlin Sasikala Assistant Professor
4 Dr.C. Anbuchelvan Assistant Professor
5 A.Pio Albina Assistant Professor
6 Dr. M. Parimala Fathima Assistant Professor in Physical Science
7 Dr. M. Suganthi Assistant Professor of Tamil
8 R. Portia Assistant Professor
9 Dr. J.Jayachithra Assistant Professor
10 Dr. M.Shanmuga Revathi Assistant Professor
11 Dr. G.Sivakumar Assistant Professor
12 Dr. G.Rajeswari Assistant Professor
13 Mr. I.Lenin Assistant Professor
14 Dr. A.Rube Jesintha Assistant Professor
15 Mrs. EMV.Sharmila Arts and Craft Instructor
16 Mrs. E.M.N.Sharmila Arts and Craft Instructor
Programmes Offered
The College offers the following courses under the semester pattern.
  • Core courses
  • Psychology of the Learner
  • Teacher and Education in Indian Society
  • Teaching Learning Process
  • Optional Courses
  • Languages – Tamil & English
  • Specialized Subjects
  • Special Tamil, Special English Maths, Physical Science, Biological Science, History and Commerce
  • Electives Courses
  • Guidance & Counselling
  • Human Rights Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Special Education
  • Physical & Health Education

For the Scheme of Examination in the written paper marks will be awarded to a maximum of 75 in each paper.

For a pass in the University Examination, a minimum of 30 marks out of a maximum of 75 marks should be secured by the candidate and a minimum of 50 marks out of a maximum of 100 marks in the University Examination in each paper. There is no separate minimum marks for the internal assessment.

Continuous internal evaluation done for theory subjects is as follows:
Continuous internal evaluation done for theory subjects is as follows:
1. Test (average of best two tests) 10
2. Assignments 05
3. Practical Work 05
4. Seminar / Discussion 15
Total 25 marks
Practical Examination
The marks for the various aspects of the practical examination shall be as follows:
Teaching competency : Optional I 100 Marks
Teaching competency : Optional II 100 Marks

Test and measurement, Preparation of Teaching Aids, Audio-Visual Education, Physical Education, Case Study, School Visit, Arts and Crafts and Community work.

For a pass in the practical examination, a minimum of 50% of marks should be secured by the candidate in each aspect of the Practical Examination.

The Marks for the Records are as follows :
Tests and Measurements 20 Marks
Preparation of Teaching Aids 20 Marks
Audio-Visual Education 10 Marks
Physical Education 10 Marks
Arts and Craft 10 Marks
Case Study 10 Marks
School Visit 10 Marks
Community Work 10 Marks
  100 Marks
Micro Teaching

Micro Teaching is practiced by the student the teachers for a week and for their link practice and observation of the demonstration classes they utilize Alagappa University Model school .

School visit

As a part and parcel of their experience, student teachers are taken to other school to visit and they get ample experience in knowing teaching about techniques and methods in these schools.

Fee Structure
Programme First Year Second Year
B.Ed. For SC/ST candidates  - Rs 4500
For other candidates    - Rs 18500
For SC/ST candidates  - Rs 3500
For other candidates    - Rs 17500
M.Ed. For SC/ST candidates  - Rs 4000
For other candidates    - Rs 15000
For SC/ST candidates  - Rs 3000
For other candidates    - Rs 14000
Infrastructure for co-curricular Activities

Multipurpose Hall with LCD Projector and Screen, over head projector, Seminar Hall with fixed LCD Projector and over head projector, Magnetic green board, Portable white board.

Edu-Techno –Studio :

Still Camera, Video Camera fixed LCD projector, Laptop, Public Addressing system with Audio mixer recorder and 30 computers managed with a server.

Language Laboratory:

Online resources for language, practice and skill acquisition, personality and soft skills development, movies and educational CD-ROMs.

Infrastructure and Facilities for Extra Curricular Activities.

Art and crafts room

Measurement chart, cutting model chart, different flowers, Flannel board Hand made Flower vase. Power Drills Power’ Cutters, Hammer chisel, Saws, Screw drivers

Sports and Games

Indoor Games: Table Tennis, Chess and carrom board.

Outdoor Games

Football, Volleyball, Throw ball, Hockey, Basketball, Ball Badminton, Tennis, Kho-Kho, Kabadi and cricket.

Physical Infrastructure

Central and digital library, Resource centre for the Differently abled, smart classrooms, central auditorium, Hostels, Playgrounds, Health Centre, Bank, Canteens.

Hostel Facilities

The Hostel provides a whole-some atmosphere for living and learning. The hostels have separate hygienic mess halls a reading room supplemented with English and Tamil dailies, Magazines and Employment news. There is enough space for undertaking sports and Games activities.


There is a canteen at the entrance of the college for the refreshment of staff of students.

B.Ed., Programme
S.NO ROOMS SIZE (sq.ft) TOTAL (sq.ft)
1 Principal Room 16x20 320
2 Administrative Office Room 6x6 36
4 Class Room - I 38.5x20 770
5 Class Room - II 20x30 600
6 Class Room III 20x20 400
7 Lab - Biological Science 20x20 400
8 Class Room IV 56x19 1064
9 Lab - Physical Science 38x19 722
10 Class Room V 19x20 380
11 Class Room VI 19x20 380
12 Class Room VII 20x20 400
13 Class Room VIII 20x20 400
14 Class Room IX 19x19 361
15 Class Room X 20x20 400
16 Psychology Lab  16x20 320
17 Language Lab 16x20 320
18 Educational Technology Lab 24x20 480
19 Sports Room 10x19.5 195
20 Arts & Crafts cum Music Room 19.5x15 292.5
21 Library Cum Reading Room 56x19 1064
22 SUPW Room 25.5x20 510
23 Meditation Hall 19x19 361
24 Store Room 19x19 361
25 Girls Common Room 19.5x20 390
26 Boys Common Room 19.5x19 390
27 Multipurpose Hall  30x70 2100
28 Staff Room - I (Male) 26x23 598
29 Staff Room - II (Female) 19x19 361
30 Staff Toilet - Male 20x10 200
31 Staff Toilet - Female 20X10 200
32 Toilet for Boys - (3 nos) 20x10 600
33 Toilet for Girls - (3 nos) 20x10 600
34 Staircase 20x20 400
35 Corridor  8x60x2 floors 960
36 Canteen 20x30 600
M.Ed., Programme
37 Head Room 16x20 320
38 M.Ed., Class Room - I 20x20 400
39 M.Ed., Class Room - II 20x20 400
40 Computer Lab 24x20 480
41 Seminar Library   20x20 400
42 Reading Room 20x20 400
43 Store Room 19x19 361
44 Girls Common Room 19.5x20 390
45 Boys Common Room 19x19 361
46 Staff Room  (M.Ed., Male) 20x20 400
47 Staff Room (M.Ed., Female) 20x20 400
48 Staff Toilets - Male & Female 20x10 200
49 Toilet for Boys - (1 nos) 20x10 200
50 Toilet for Girls - (1 nos) 20x10 200
51 Corridor 10x40 400
Total 23247.5
Research Thrust Areas as Recognized By Major Funding Agencies
S.No. Research Thrust Areas Funding Agencies Period                    MM/YYYY - MM/YYYY Amount
(Rs Lakhs)
1 Factors Of Regular Scholl Attendance SSA 10/2013   11/2014 3.00
2 Impact Of CAL Programmes In Primary And Upper Primary Schools Of Selected Districts Of Tamilnadu (Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi & Cuddalore) SSA 10/2013   11/2014 2.00
3 Occupational Stress And Job Satisfaction Of Teaching Fraternity Of Sc/St At Higher Education Level In Tamilnadu ICSSR 01/2014 onwards 8.00
Number of Faculty with Completed and Ongoing Projects
Sl.No Name of the Principal  Investigator Title of the Project Funding Agency Amount
(Rs. lakhs)
1 Dr. C. Anbuchelvan Factors of Regular School Attendance SSA 3.00 10/2013-11/2014
2 Mrs. A. Pio Albina Impact of CAL Programmes in Primary and Upper Primary Schools of selected Districts of Tamilnadu (Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi & Cuddalore) SSA, Tamilnadu 2.00 10/2013-11/2014
3. Dr.J.Sujatha Malini Rethinking professionals issues in Inclusive Education SSA 3.40 08/2010 -03/2011
4. Dr.J.Sujatha Malini DISE 5% sample check SSA 0.40 03/2012 -09/2012
5. Dr.J.Sujatha Malini DISE 5% sample check SSA 0.40 03/2012 09/2012
6 Dr.J.Sujatha Malini DISE 5% sample check SSA 0.40 03/2012 -09/2012
7 Dr.J.Sujatha Malini Occupational stressors and stress coping strategies of teachers with special reference to inclusive education UGC , New Delhi 6.10 08/2012-12/2014
Ongoing Projects Funded by National Funding Agencies:
Sl.No Name of the Principal  Investigator Title of the Project Funding Agency Amount
(Rs. lakhs)
1 Dr.M.ParimalaFathima Effect of cognitive Metacognitive Strategies in enhancing Teaching Competency UGC Exchange Project 25.00 04/ 2013 -03/2014
2 Dr. C. Anbuchelvan
Mrs. A. Pio Albina
Occupational Stress and Job Satisfaction among Teaching Fraternity of SC/ST at Higher Education Level in Tamilnadu ICSSR 8.00 01/2014 -2017
3. Dr. R.Portia An empirical study on the elimination of dropout rate in primary school due to SSA interventions – transport and escort interventions from 2011-2012- achievements – case study SSA. Tamilnadu 2.25  01/2015 12 -2016
4. Dr. R.Portia 5% sample check in Sivagangai and Vellore Districts. RMSA, UDISE 0.90 01/2016 – 07/ 2016
5 Dr. M. Suganthi Multiple Intelligence in Relation to Self-Efficiency of B.Ed Trainees AURF 0.20 02/2016 to
Departmental Projects Funded by DST-FIST; UGC-SAP/CAS, DPE; DBT, ICSSR, AICTE, etc.; Total Grants Received
S.No. Name of the Departmental Projects Name & Place of the Funding Agency Grant Stage Period
(From – To)
Grants Got                  (Rs Lakhs)
1 UGC Innovative Programme UGC, New Delhi Completed 2010-2015 60.00
2 Construction of Building UGC XI Plan Completed 2014-2015 17.90
Details of Research Projects

Former Principal, AUCE

Proudly say that I am an alumnus of Dr.AlagappaChettiar Training College (now Alagappa University College of Education) in the year 1976-77. At that time this institution completed its 25thyear(Silver Jubilee Year). I have an opportunity to learn from Dr. Thiruvenkatacharriyar, Dr. Somasundaram, Dr. Pavanasam and others. After 10 years I entered into the institution as a lecturer in 1986 and served here up to 2012.

During the Golden Jubilee Year(1999-2000) of the institution as an alumnus I created a web site for the college (http://auce.8m.com) and it is followed by more than 1.25 lakhs of viewers. It served as an introductory and help desk of Alagappa University until the University has its own.

I have completed my 25 years of higher education service(from lecturer to Principal level) in this prestigious institution and was honored by the additional duties as Director, Centre for Gandhian Studies and Centre Head, Study Centre, Indira Gandhi National Open University. Having an opportunity to serve with my teachers as colleague in all my services and get their guidance in all my services and get their guidance in academic affairs. I completed my service here with heartfelt satisfaction.


Former HOD, Department of Education,
Alagappa University

I am very much proud to be an alumni of Alagappa University College of Education, I have completed my 30 years of higher education service(from lecturer to HOD) in this prestigious institution and was honored by the additional duties as Dean(CDC), Member of syndicate, Director for Adult and Continuing Education, Research Academic Council committee. Having an opportunity to serve with my teachers as colleague in all my services and get their guidance in academic affairs. I have completed my service here with heartfelt satisfaction.

Extension Cell Activities


  • Conduction of medical Camp
  • The importance of small savings, health and hygiene education and the evils of drinking habit are conveyed through a variety of cultural competitions .
  • Cleaning the Temple near by Karaikudi areas.
  • A project on Socio-cultural analysis was undertaken by students in and around Karaikudi areas.
  • Distribution of School Kits, Stationary Kits Clothes, Snacks health kits, and sanitary kits for the differently abled students.
  • E-literacy programmes.
  • Spoken English Training for school goers
  • Free tution for weak students.
  • Visit to old age home orphan children, Differently abled children.

Grievance Cell

  • A Grievance cell is functioning to ridden the grievance of the students.

Red Ribbon Club

The Red Ribbon club is functioning

  • to reduce HIV infection among youth through life skills Education
  • to induce among youth the spirit and support to the people living with aids thereby reducing discrimination.
  • to promote voluntary non-remunerated blood donation among youth.

Women Cell

The women cell is functioning

  • to look in to the problems of women.
  • To create force to bring about equality in our society.
  • To address various gender related issues of women.
  • To conduct Awareness programmes on issues of women which they face in their day to day life
  • To conduct workshops on issues related to women’s legal rights preventing violation against women and their empowerment .
Camp Committee

The main objective of this committee is

  • To organize outreach programme on nearby areas.
  • To organize citizenship training programs.
  • To invite the Doctors for Aids awareness programme.
Cultural Committee


  • To enhance co-operation and team work among the student teachers.
  • To give opportunity to exhibit their individual talents
  • To give an exposure to wholistic development .
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