National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) an autonomous institution of UGC (University Grants Commission) has re-accredited Chowgule College with Grade ‘A’ with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) score of 3.41 on a scale ranging from 0 to 4. The score is the highest in the state of Goa.
The Executive Committee of NAAC declared the results at its meeting at Bangalore. Chowgule College had submitted its Self Study Report for Assessment and accreditation for the third cycle in December 2013. The NAAC Peer Team visited the college in March 2014 for validation of the Self Study Report.
Earlier this month, Chowgule College was also awarded the Best Educational Institute award at the Business Goa awards for Corporate Excellence 2014.
The performance of the College has been recognized at the state and national level by Goa University and the University Grants Commission; and at the International Level, by Ford Foundation, U.S.A. Chowgule College is marching towards global leadership in imparting relevant education of high standards in a disciplined and conducive environment. The past few years has seen faculty from various universities like University of Sussex, the Sophia University and Waseda University in Japan, and University of Nipissing, Canada deliver lectures and conduct courses for both the students as well as the faculty, enabling them to understand better the global education system.
An institute that is an epitome of quality education, Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts and Science was founded in the year 1962 by the visionary Shri. Vishwasrao Chowgule. It is the oldest institution providing instruction in Arts and Science streams up to the degree and post graduate level in the state of Goa.
Its sprawling campus comprises of state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities including a multimedia-equipped auditorium and classrooms, Wi-Fi enabled campus, virtual infrastructure for teaching-learning, computer Labs, well equipped science laboratories and a well stocked computerized library. Chowgule College believes all-round development of its students, hence there is a constant emphasis in sports and extracurricular activities. The campus boasts of an artificial turf laid on the football ground, a state-of-the -art sports and physiotherapy center, full fledged audio and video studio equipped with high-tech equipment, student support services, and a well-designed student-friendly cafeteria.
The college offers 20 under graduate courses and 6 post graduate courses in the streams of Arts and Science. Additionally, the college also offers an extensive honours programme.
The college has very active faculty members, the majority of who are involved in active research oriented studies.
In an effort to offer students and faculty members international exposure, broaden their horizons and assist in helping them understand the culture and education systems in other countries, the Student Exchange Programme was initiated.For the last few years, the college has invited students and faculty from Sweden and Waseda University in Japan under the international ‘Athena’ and ‘Next India’ programmes.
The college is home to the country’s first Writing Centre, where students can seek guidance in creative and academic writing skills. The Writing Centre helps students to improve their writing and language skills and also offers Business English Certificate Course (BEC) of Cambridge University.
The college has an active languages centre. The Center offers courses in for Portuguese Language and Spanish Languages and Culture in collaboration with Instituto Camoes and Instituto of cervents respectively.