NAAC Team envisioned Tolani Campus as "Deemed University"
As per the instructions of the state government regarding the Grading from NAAC (the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, an autonomous body examining the Qualitative aspects of the Educational institutes and giving the grades for grants), Tolani Commerce College started preparing for its Accreditation by NAAC. Dr. Tripathi (Principal, TCC) framed 26 committees having different portfolios for various activities to be done successfully for the better performance of the institute. Every member of each Committee diligently did a lot for File-records of the last Two years. TCC now affiliated to Kachchh University becomes the second institute in Kachchh to accept the challenge and go through the procedure honestly and got accreditation by NAAC with 'B' grade.
A Peer- team with members appointed from the different corners of India visited TCC to examine its Quality as an educational institute, from 8th January to 10th January 2008. The NAAC Peer team consisted of Four members namely Prof. C. Thangmuthu (Chairman, NAAC & Former V.C., Bharathidasan Uni., Chennai), Prof. J .K. Mohapatra (Member, NAAC & Prof. from Behrampur Uni., Orissa), Dr. Jacob John Kattakayam (Member, NAAC & Directorcum- Prof., University of Kerala, Trivendrum) and Dr. M.S. Shyamsundar (NAAC, Deputy Advisor, Bangalore).
The Peer team was whole-heartedly welcomed by all the members of TCC. The team started its Schedule with its meeting with the principal. The NAAC Team examined each and every aspect of College infrastructure and educational issues along with the documents and records for awarding the grade to the institute.
In the morning, the team visited Classrooms, different centres like CA, ICWA, COC, DR. BAOU, IGNOU, CWDC, NCC, NSS, COMPUTER Lab etc. In the forenoon it arranged a Faculty wise meeting and assessed their caliber and also made valuable suggestions. In the afternoon, the team was escorted on a tour to GCB, sister institutions, Tolani Hostels, Gopal Stadium, College Canteen and library.
In the Evening of the same day, different Interactive Sessions were arranged with Alumni Association, Parents and Present batch students. After the interaction sessions, a small Cultural programme was presented by the students to entertain the team.
Next day i.e. on the 10th January 2008, a Formal Valedictory function was arranged. The Peer team members appreciated the institute's wonderful arrangements for their travel, welcome, stay, food, visit, and farewell. The team Chairman Prof. Thangmuthu appreciated all ~ Rev. Late Kaka Tolani, Ex-Lady principal Ms. Jaisinghani and present members of the College for their Dedication and honesty towards the institute. He emphatically praised TCC by saying that "Tolani Campus is a University in itself and it will definitely be a successful Deemed University". Other team members also appreciated the team work and unity in the campus.
Tolani College of Arts & Science
Inauguration of English as Principal Subject by Mrs. J. H. Kanal, the then President, Gandhidham Collegiate Board, Left - Mr. Nand Hingorani & Mr. Mohan Chandnani Right - Mr. Hari Dilgir
On 19/12/2007, in association with Lioness club of Gandhidham and Raja Bhai Patel Blood Bank, a blood donation camp was organized. Both FY and SY D Pharm students and staff members donated blood generously and made the event successful. A total of 10,150 cc (19units) of blood was collected. Certificates were distributed to the Donors by the blood bank.
TIE announces - BUSINESS ENGLISH CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
English is regarded today as the GLOBAL LINGUA FRANCA. However terms such as "British English" or 'American English' as passe. The 21st century heralds a new phrase : "Internationally recognized English" and further bifurcates it into General and Business English.
Keeping pace with these changing times and professional needs, the University of Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) department has designed the Business English Certificate (BEC) examinations. It provides an international and objective set of benchmarks in business communication for organizations worldwide.
Who is BEC useful for ? BEC is useful for individuals who wish to assess their Business English skills and acquire an internationally recognized certification. It is currently being used by various higher educational institutes, professional colleges and corporates across the country.
What does the qualification comprise of ? The qualification covers all the four language skills; listening, reading, writing and speaking, giving a comprehensive picture of the candidate's language ability. To name a few topics; drafting letters, creating reports, communicating in teleconferences and meetings, negotiation skills are covered in the various levels of the qualification.
Are the qualifications available at various levels ? The qualifications are available at three levels, BEC Preliminary, BEC Vantage and BEC Higher, which are appropriate for people with different language abilities.
What are the examinations fee for the various levels ? The fees for the May/June 2008 session are : BEC Preliminary - Rs. 1990/- BEC Vantage - Rs. 2400/- BEC Higher - Rs. 3200/-
When and where are the examinations held ? In India BEC examinations are administered by the British Council three times a year; March, May/June and Nov/Dec. Registrations closes approximately two months prior to the examination date. Examinations are normally held in 12 cities across the country (including Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Pune in West India).
When are the results announced ? Results are declared approximately eight weeks after the examination and certificates are awarded to the successful candidates about a month after the declaration of results.
TOLANI COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE GOES HI-TECH
Tolani college of Arts and Science, Adipur, is now equipped with a multimedia language lab. The lab project, under the initiative of Babasahed Ambedkar Open University and supported by the Department of Higher Education (Govt. of Gujarat), was formally inaugurated on January 28, 2008 by Dr. Nimaben Acharya, M.L.A Anjar. Tolani College of Arts & Science is one of the two colleges in Kachchh to get the assistance for a language lab.
With a view to catering to the diverse needs of students, the lab has been conceived as a major aid to help students improve their proficiency in English. This course comprises of 3 levels (a) Basic Foundation Course (Level 1) (b) Certificate Course in Communication Skills (Level 2) (c) Diploma Course in Communication Skills (Level 3).
In addition to the Functional English software the Language lab also offers a Career module which will prove of immense help to students and others in various professions useful aspects like Presentation skills, How to face interviews, Body language etc. have been included.
The fee structure is framed reasonably to suit all desirous of availing these facilities. The institute plans to commence classes for its first batch of 24 students for (Level 1) from February 11, 2008 onwards. Trained faculty will engage the theory classes as well as lab sessions, during morning hours. However, the lab will also cater to the languages other than English in future. Dr. Nimaben Acharya, on the occasion spoke on the relevance of the facility to the industrial development in Kachchh.
Mr. Anil Gor, Registrar, K.S.K.V. Kachchh University, and the Principals of the colleges in Kachchh were invited to visit the lab. Mr. H.K.Kripalani, Administrator, Gandhidham Collegiate Board, Mr. Anjana Harai (President, GCB) and Bulu Hazari (Trustee, GCB) expressed their views on the growing importance of English and the role of a language lab in developing language skills.
Gujarat State 4th Annual Convention of ISTE Students 2007
TFGP hosted a state-level annual convention of ISTE student chapters on 26 October 2007. The theme of the Convention was “Technical Education Scenario in the Changing Paradigm of Globalisation.” The event held at S.S. Tolani Prabhu Darshan Auditorium, Adipur, had 380 student delegates from all over Gujarat. Mr. Indrajit Patel (Chairman, ISTE Gujarat Region) and Mr. I.D. Patel (Secretary, ISTE Gujarat Region) attended the event as ISTE Gujarat State Representatives. Mr. S. Srinivasan (Sr. G.M., IFFCOKandla) inaugurated the function and delivered the Keynote Address. He emphasised on the c o - o p e r a t i o n between industries and educational institutes.
General Knowledge Competition, Paper Presentation Contest, Quiz and an Expert Talk were organised as a part of the Convention. Mr. Pradeep Gohil, Sr. Vice President, Excel Group of Companies, Bhavnagar, delivered the guest lecture on “The Art and Science of Goal Setting”. The lecture was highly appreciated by the audience and helped the students setting their priorities.
General Knowledge Competition had more than 350 participants. Mr. R.A. Maheshwari co-ordinated the test with the help of Mr. Manoj Chhaya and Ms. Shree Mishra. Paper Presentation Competition was chaired by Mr. N.G. Hiranandani and co-ordinated by Mr. Vinesh Maheshwari. Mr. J.M. Sitapara was the 'Master of Ceremony' for the contest. Ms. Sampada Kapse, Dr. Kinjal Ahir, Mr. Raju Menghani (Dy. Manager PGVCL), Mr. Rajendra Aswani (M.D., United Logistics), Mr. Angshunam Chowdhury (Project Manager, Phillips Carbon Black Ltd.) and Mr. Manoj Chhaya judged the papers.
The Quiz was chaired and co-ordinated by Mr. K. Venkateswarlu and hosted by Mr. S. P. Varandani. Ms. Namrata Gianchandani and Mr. Jitesh Thacker managed the multimedia operations during the quiz. Mr. S.R. Sadarangani guided and facilitated the students in preparing for paper presentation and quiz.
Mr. H. K. Kripalani congratulated TFGP for hosting the prestigious event and extended his wishes for success. Mr. Indrajit Patel congratulated the ISTE Student Chapter of TFGP for 100% student member participation, Best Student Chapter 2006 award and for getting selected to host the event in the very second year of establishment. He congratulated the students for bagging all the prizes. Mr. H.P. Kalyani, Faculty Advisor, ISTE Student Chapter TFGP, congratulated Ms. Honey Gurnani, Mr. P.N. Thadani, H. T. Changrani, Dr. S.A. Sodhi, D. J. Chellani, Ms. Vaidehi Desai, Mr.D.A. Rupani and Mr. Utpal Mahitcha among the staff for making the even successful. Vidhi Mankad and Pooja Joshi anchored the event. Nimavat Dhruvkumar, Pankaj Guwalani, Pooja Joshi and Vidhi Mankad constituted the Student Management Committee for the event. Pankaj Guvalani delivered the Vote of Thanks.
Best Student Awards of ISTE Student Chapter were also declared in the last session of the Convention. Mr. H.P. Kalyani planned and supervised the event.
Best Students of ISTE Student Chapter of TFGP : At National level : Mr. Nimavat Dhruv, at State level : Mr. Pankaj Guwalani and Ms. Pooja Joshi at Polytechnic level.
1st prize to Mr. Ummer Farrok Rawther of TFGP, 2nd Prize to Ms. Manisha Najwani, Ms. Harsha J. Vala of TFGP and 3rd prize to Ms. Kanchan V. Sondhra of TIP, awarded for Paper Presentation.
1st prize to Mr. Madhabhai C. Chaudhary, 2nd Prize to Mr. Maheshwari Nanda K. and 3rd prize to Mr. Khalsa Kawaljeetsingh J. of TFGP, awarded for General Knowledge Competition.
1st prize to Mr. Khalsa Kawaljeetsingh J. & Mr. Ummer Farrok Rawther and runner-up Prize to Mr. Acharya Trilok & Ms. Harsha J. Vala of TFGP, awarded for Quiz Competiton