Best College in Kerala for Management studies
Mar Athanasios College For Advanced Studies Tiruvalla (MACFAST) one of the best college in Kerala is a premier post graduate research institute, established in 2001 with the objective of moulding eminent professionals over the years to confront the challenging demands of the corporate world and the world of science & technology. MACFAST is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. As visualized by its founders, the college has grown steadily over the years with ten postgraduate courses in Management, Computer Science & Biosciences and positioned its identity as a multidisciplinary institution in the higher education segment of the state. The continuous zeal for academic excellence and social commitment has led to the accreditation of MACFAST with CGPA of 3.08 on four point scale at ‘A’ Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2016. The college is an ISO 9001:2015 certified institution. It has got the fame of the only private self-financing college from Kerala to be listed in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Rankings 2020 (Rank Band 151-200). In the year 2018, the college got recognized by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) Govt. of India for its contributions in the field of research, publications and projects. MACFAST also promotes academic and cultural interchange in the areas of exchange, teaching, research, transfer and other activities with Government, semi-government, national and international institutions. The college has signed MoUs with CSIR–CFTRI Govt. of India, ICAR-CIFT Govt. of India, IIIT Allahabad, Sami Labs Ltd. Mysore, national and international campuses of AMITY university. The college also ensures creditable academic performance, in the form of 100 percentage results. In all the departments, students are continuously bagging top ranks in MG University examinations and so far we have achieved more than 100 ranks since 2001. MACFAST continues its journey in moulding future generations.
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The college infrastructure and classrooms are specially designed to reflect natural and airy atmosphere, comfortable for all academic activities. Such classrooms are outfitted with 70’ touch screen interactive boards, modern furniture, LCD projectors, audio equipment’s and other IT enabled teaching aids. Classrooms are designed in traditional and modern manner to ensure better teaching and learning outcomes. There are classrooms with gallery, grid and paired seating arrangements, which can accommodate 60 students at the same time. There are also U-shaped classrooms to improve the interaction and coordination among students.
MACAFST Library and Information Centre (MLIC) consist of the main library and various department libraries of the college. MACFAST Library accommodates 38,776 books, 114 journals, 2198 projects, 51 periodicals, and 3670 bound volumes. Faculties, students and research scholars can utilize the library from 6:00am to 10:00pm; to read newspapers, magazines, prepare notes and study materials. Students can access e-journals 24 x 7. MACFAST Library in association with EBSCO and ProQuest (Elton B. Stephens Company) facilitates e-library, which helps the user access research databases, e-journals, e-books, magazines and DSpace online.
The college has well furnished and fully air-conditioned auditorium with a seating capacity of 400. It is equipped with LCD projectors, high quality audio system, internet connectivity, etc., which makes it the best venue for conducting cultural activities, international/national seminars and webinars, meetings and other gatherings. The college also has conference halls, seminar halls, board rooms and lobby to facilitate group interactions, conferences, yoga, communication classes etc., within the campus.
The college has three fully centralized air conditioned computer labs which can accomodate 60 students at a time. These labs are equipped with 180 high end computers powered with Intel Core i5 processors and 8GB RAM. Computer labs, Server room and rack room are managed and operated by efficient administrators. The entire computers are protected with advanced firewall system to ensure safe and uninterrupted services. New versions of 70″ touch screen ‘Senses Interactive Boards’ are installed in the labs for revolutionizing the learning experience of the students. The facilities of computer labs are utilized by faculty members and students from all the departments. The computer labs are also used for research purposes, recruitment drives and to conduct online examinations of various testing agencies.
College provides hostel facilities for both boys and girls in and around the college campus. The hostels are managed by Rev. Fathers and Sisters. Hostels have 24 x 7 high speed green Wi-Fi facility, Study halls, and separate mess halls for students and staff. Hostels are also equipped with Gym facilities; with advanced workout equipments to maintain fitness and good health.
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The college has a conference hall with a seating capacity of 120 to facilitate group interactions, conferences, yoga and presentations. The facility is also used for arranging various programmes for developing skills in communication & public speaking and for organizing classes and training sessions.