The College aims to groom young women to be the leaders of the society. It tries its best to assure that the students are not discriminated on basis of financial conditions. Considering the profile of students, College identifies and informs students of various grants, scholarships, prizes and other forms of financial support and freeships by Govt and other agencies.
Scholarships by the Government and other bodies/councils are open for eligible students. The website of institutions concerned provides all the information and the scholarship section can be contacted for further information. No student will be awarded more than one Govt. scholarship.
Entrusted with the responsibility of student Grievances , it attempts to address genuine problems and complaints of students
A Grievance Redressal Cell functions in the College to address the grievances of the students. The Cell meets once a month to deliberate on the grievances and redress them. Students can make use of the complaint boxes kept at different locations in the campus to bring their grievances to the attention of the committee. These complaints will be collected weekly and submitted to the Cell. The students can share their grievances in oral or written form to the Heads, Tutors or Mentors, who will in turn inform the Cell of the same. The Cell will discuss the issues and redress them as quickly as possible.
Grievance Redressal Cell 2018-19
The Disciplinary Action Committee of the college is constituted with an objective to train the students to emerge as a self disciplined and self equipped person. If a student violates the general rules and regulations of the college, the case will be referred to DAC which is empowered to make necessary investigation and place the findings before the Appellate Authority (principal).The decision of the Appellate Authority shall be final .
The objective of Sexual Harassment Prevention Committee is to hinder any kind of sexual harassment in the college, thusby creating a secure and pleasant campus environment.The committee promotes awareness programmes on sexual harassment which includes legal awareness also. Any complaint regarding sexual assault shall be reported seriously and actions will be taken. Students are allowed to open up any sexual abuse they come across even outside the campus and then, necessary support will be provided.
Aim of this programme is to enrich and edify students through regular and systematic training
“Be with Scholar” is a mentoring program functioning under the initiation of St. Mary’s College, Thrissur. This scheme introduces the idea of mentoring to under graduate self-financing students and builds on the concept of mentor as a ‘Guide’ and ‘Friend’. Mentoring is a process where a mentor with greater experience and wisdom guides the mentee to develop both personally and professionally. At present, there are 54 mentees under this scheme and 12 teachers of the college are deputed as internal mentors of these mentees.
College always in the forefront of uplifting the student community. Faculty/ class tutor takes initiatives to identify the slow learners or students who are in need of special attention through mentoring or on basis of their class performances. The College has initiated a programme, SAP for all the students who does not come under the purview of SSP of new initiatives of Govt. of Kerala.
Various activities under SAP include:
College level Coordinators:
The Scholar Support Programme aims at imparting personalized additional support to needy students through Tutorials, study materials, additional lectures, question banks and interactive sessions, formation of Quality circles in colleges for the programme, dissemination of classes through Personal and Web based modes etc. The Directorate of Collegiate Education is implementing the Programme. Rs 85500/- for the implementation of the Programme for 40 selected first year students of Under Graduate Programme. The Programme should have a college level coordinator. The College Council function as a Monitoring Committee for the Programme and meet once in two months at least to evaluate the Progress of the Programme. Classes are engaged by internal and external mentors.
Education helps in transmitting cultural and civilizational values from one generation to another. It is a significant tool of empowering the weaker sections of the population including differently abled persons. St. Mary’s College plays a vital role in helping physically challenged persons like their other counterparts to live with dignity and honour, confidence and independence. In the academic year 2017-18 nine students pursued educational facilities in the college. In the year 2018-19 four students were sought admission in various disciplines. They were provided with better academic training, assistance through suitable learning materials, proper guidance and above all individual attention.
A counseling Unit functions in the college with a trained counselor to deal with personal , emotional and psychological problems encountered by students. Counseling is confidential and all the students are given a chance to meet the counselors. Students who require medical help are referred to specialists.
College provides mentoring to every student. Mentoring involves primarily listening to the child with empathy , sharing experience, developing enough thought reflection,etc. It is a nurturing process. A group of around 20 students are assigned to each teacher and the teacher will act as a mentor for them. A strong mentee – mentor relationships is maintained . Mentors visit the house of the students. Students who require Counselling are sent to the college counselling centre.